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UC Celebrates Black History Month

Five Events Over Next Four Weeks

Written By Tyler Gardinier '14, PR Intern

All lectures are free and open to everyone


Utica, NY (02/03/2014)
- Utica College, its Center for Historical Research and Department of History, celebrate Black History Month with five events over the next four weeks.

This Thursday, Feb. 6, Frankie Nicole Weaver from the University of Buffalo describes “Imagining Africans: South Africa and American Popular Culture” from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Economic Crime, Justice Studies and Cybersecurity building.

On Monday, Feb. 10, Kathryn Silva, assistant professor of history and director of African American studies at Andrews University, discusses “Redefining Skilled Mill Labor: African American and Cape Verdean Women Confront Racism in Durham and New Bedford’s Textile Mills 1918-1928.” This discussion will take place from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Economic Crime, Justice Studies and Cybersecurity building.

On Wednesday, Feb. 12 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Faculty Dining Room, Christopher Fobare, assistant professor of history at Utica College, explains, “ A Failed Equality: Central New York and the Politics of Free Labor, 1830-1877.”

Charlie Lester, professor of history at the University of Cincinnati, explains “The New Negro of Jazz: New Orleans, Chicago, New York, the First Great Migration & The Harlem Renaissance, 1830-1930.” The lecture takes place on Monday, Feb. 17 from 3 to 4 p.m. in the ECJS auditorium.

Jan DeAmicis, professor of sociology at Utica College, closes the Black History Month Series on Wednesday, Feb. 26 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Macfarlane Auditorium, DePerno Hall.

The Center for Historical Research assists students, professors and the community in local and global history research.

All lectures are free and open to the public.

About Utica College – Utica College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive private institution offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. The College, located in upstate central New York, approximately 90 miles west of Albany and 50 miles east of Syracuse, currently enrolls over 4,000 students in 36 undergraduate majors, 27 minors, 21 graduate programs and a number of pre-professional and certification programs.


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