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Gateway Library Events: 2015 Spring Black History Month

African American Connecticut Explored

This book is available in GCC Library (call number: E185.93.C7 A47 2013)
The numerous essays by many of the state’s leading historians in African American Connecticut Explored document an array of subjects beginning from the earliest years of the state’s colonization around 1630 and continuing well into the 20th century. The voice of Connecticut’s African Americans rings clear through topics such as the Black Governors of Connecticut, nationally prominent black abolitionists like the reverends Amos Beman and James Pennington, the African American community’s response to the Amistad trial, the letters of Joseph O. Cross of the 29th Regiment of Colored Volunteers in the Civil War, and the Civil Rights work of baseball great Jackie Robinson (a twenty-year resident of Stamford)...

Black Lives Matter! - Panel Discussion at Gateway Community College

Panel Discussion on Black Lives Matter, February 25, 2015 2pm - 4:30pm Room S211, Gateway Community College

The panelist include a judge, retired probation officer, former Assistant Chief of Police for New Haven, GCC faculty and student. The event is free and open to the public. It is made possible by generous support from the Esther Haseltine Schiavone Cultural Fund, which was established in 2006 by her daughter, Jennifer, in her mother's memory to support arts and cultural programming at Gateway Community College.

Black History Month - Gateway Community College Centennial Event

Centennial event which begins on February 4th, 2015 in the Library Multipurpose room from 2:00 p.m. to 3: 30 p.m. A panel discussion featuring Elizabeth Normen, publisher of Connecticut Explored Magazine, Mary Donohue, assistant publisher of Connecticut Explored Magazine, Elizabeth Petry, writer and daughter of famed Connecticut writer, Ann Petry, and William Frank Mitchell, Assistant Director and curator of the Amistad Center for Art and Culture will kick off the event.

This event is free and open to the public, and is made possible by generous support from the Esther Haseltine Schiavone Cultural Fund, which was established in 2006 by her daughter, Jennifer, in her mother’s memory to support arts and cultural programming at Gateway Community College.

More Info about GCC Black History Month

2015 Black History Month Planning Committee:

Dr. Clara Ogbaa, co-chair
Prof. Renee Gaines, co-chair
Kellie Danso
John Stewart Jr.
Roberto Prior
Sandra Eskridge
Naomi Moussa
Prof. Alex Boateng

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