Camden County Celebrates Black History Month

February is Black History Month and there are many ways to celebrate throughout the county.  The Freeholder Board is cohosting several events from the library to the college and more, there is plenty to check out this month!

 

Black History Month Library Events


Adventures in Hip Hop

Nilsa I. Cruz-Perez Downtown Branch-Rutgers Campus, 301 North 5th Street, Camden
Saturday, February 1, 2 p.m.
All ages

African Drum Circle
William G. Rohrer Memorial Library-Haddon Township Branch, 15 MacArthur Blvd., Westmont
Tuesday, February 4, 4 p.m.
Ages 8-12

CROWNED Head Wrapping Workshop
Gloucester Township-Blackwood Rotary Public Library, 15 S. Black Horse Pike, Blackwood
Thursday, February 6, 6:30 p.m
Ages 13 and up

Indie Lens Pop-Up Film Screening: Always in Season
Nilsa I. Cruz-Perez Downtown Branch-Rutgers Campus, 301 North 5th Street, Camden
Saturday, February 15, 2 p.m.

Marilyn Larke Presents: Harriet Tubman and Friends Along The Way
Pennsauken Free Public Library, 5605 N. Crescent blvd., Pennsauken
Saturday, February 15, 11 a.m.

Hip-Hop Jazz Musicology
Riletta L. Cream–Ferry Avenue Branch, 852 Ferry Avenue, Camden
Tuesday, February 18, 4 p.m.
All ages

Soul Food (Teen Cooking Club)
Nilsa I. Cruz-Perez Downtown Branch-Rutgers Campus, 301 North 5th Street, Camden
Wednesday, February 19, 4 – 7 p.m.
Ages 12 – 18

PJ Storytime
Pennsauken Free Public Library, 5605 N. Crescent blvd., Pennsauken
Saturday, February 20, 6 p.m.

George Crum and the Saratoga Chip
Riletta L. Cream–Ferry Avenue Branch, 852 Ferry Avenue, Camden
Saturday, February 22, 2:30 p.m.
All ages

Live Step Performance
Pennsauken Free Public Library, 5605 N. Crescent blvd., Pennsauken
Saturday, February 22, 3 p.m.

Celebrate Black History with Ms. Edna Davis
Nilsa I. Cruz-Perez Downtown Branch-Rutgers Campus, 301 North 5th Street, Camden
Saturday, February 22, 2 p.m.
Ages 8 and up

The Motown Review: a Musical Workshop
South County Regional Branch, 35 Cooper Folly Road, Winslow Twp
Monday, February 24, 6:30 p.m.
Grades 6 – 12

Djembe African Drum
Anthony B. Infanti – Bellmawr Branch,
35 East Browning Road, Bellmawr
Monday, February 24 at 10:30
Ages 2 – 6 with caregiver

Hip-Hop Jazz Musicology
Reading Merchantville Center, 130 Centre Street, Merchantville
Wednesday, February 26, 3:30 p.m.
All ages

African Drum Circle
William G. Rohrer Memorial Library-Haddon Township Branch, 15 MacArthur Blvd., Westmont
Wednesday, February 26, 4 p.m.
Ages 2-7

African Drum Circle
Nilsa I. Cruz-Perez Downtown Branch-Rutgers Campus, 301 North 5th Street, Camden
Saturday, February 29, 2 p.m.
Ages 3 – 6 with caregiver

 

Camden County College


February 4th – Elder Larry Miles; “From LA Unique African American Center”

Camden Campus; CTC Building 201 12:00pm to 3:00p.m.
(Light refreshments served)

February 5th – Professor Lester Owens will speak about the “Underground Railroad.”
Camden Campus; CTC Building 201 at 12:30p.m.

February 11th – Speaker: Terrell Brown will speak on “Wealth Creation and Black Wall Street.”
Camden Campus; College Hall 508, 12:00-3:00p.m.
(light refreshments will be served)

February 18th – DJ Smooth Karaoke- Celebrating Black Artists
Blackwood Campus; West Café. 11:00am-2:00p.m.

February 19th – “Musical Exploration of Artists Now & Then.”
-Musical Exploration of artists from 1940’s until current.
“Behind the Curtain”, Yocontalie Jackson, Carla Benson, Christopher Stivers, LaVenne Tatum and Bless Watson.
Camden Campus; CTC Conference Auditorium 12:00p.m.-3:00p.m. (light refreshments served)

February 25th – DJ Smooth- Karaoke- Celebrating Black Artists
Camden Campus; College Hall Café, 11:00a.m. to 2:00p.m.

February 26th – WDBK Radio Station presents- “Black History Month Trivia” Prizes will be awarded
Blackwood Campus; West Café, 12:00p.m.

February 27th – WDBK Radio Station presents- “Black History Month Trivia” 
Camden Campus; College Hall Café, 12:00p.m., Prizes will be awarded

 

Rutgers University – Camden

 

Ida B. Wells-Barnett Lecture: BHM Keynote
Dr. Brittney Cooper – Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Rutgers University – kicks off BHM 2020
Monday, February 3rd, 6 p.m.
Multi-Purpose Room

SPEAK UP!: Things My Teacher Told Me
Participants are invited to share poetry, music, readings, or personal stories and reflections on racial justice in education.
Tuesday, February 4th, 12:45 p.m.
Multi-Purpose Room

Beyond the Mill: Black History Month Edition
Dr. Oscar Holmes IV hosts special guests Rhasheda Douglas, professor of law, and Dr. Keith Green, professor of English.
Thursday, February 6th, 12:45 p.m.
Penn 401

Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in School
A documentary film encouraging a robust conversation about reducing the criminalization of Black girls in our nation’s schools.
Sunday, February 9th, 2 p.m.
Multi-Purpose Room

Introduction to Tai Chi
Come learn more about – and practice – this beautiful martial arts form with Grandmaster Malik Cadwell.
Tuesday, February 11th, 5 p.m.
Gym & Athletic Center

Black 2020: Where Are We and Where Are We Going?
Join us for a panel of distinguished thinkers and activists as they explore Black political action and consciousness in 2020.
Wednesday, February 12th, 12:20 p.m.
South BC (Campus Center)

A Tribute to Toni Morrison
On her birthday, we celebrate the Presidential Medal of Honor recipient by speaking the words she crafted so carefully.
Tuesday, February 18th, 12:45 p.m.
Writers House

Courageous Conversations
Join us to discuss with Brian Phillips and Sarah Blackman about issues surrounding race in a safe and inclusive space.
Tuesdays, February 18th, 6 p.m.
Raptor Roost

Black American Music (BAM) Concert
Join us for a celebration of the music that defines the beauty, struggle, and triumph of Black people in the Americas.
Saturday, February 22nd, 7:30 p.m.
Gordon Theater

Harriet Film Screening
Watch the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes.
Wednesday, February 26th, 6 p.m.
Multi-Purpose Room A

I Have A Dream…
A compelling dramatization of the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Call 856-225-6202 to reserve your seat!
Friday, February 28th, 10 a.m.
Gordon Theater

 

Additional Black History Month Events

 

Celebrate Black History Month with Senator Bob Menendez
Visit menendez.senate.gov/bhm-rsvp or call 973.645.3629 to RSVP
Refreshments will follow at 323 E Charleston ave., Lawnside, NJ, along with shuttle service provided for additional parking.
February 9th, 3 p.m.-5p.m.
Grace Temple Baptist Church