Camden County Celebrates Black History Month

February is Black History Month and there are many ways to honor and celebrate throughout the county.  The Camden County Board of Commissioners is co-hosting several events from the library to the college and more, there is plenty to check out this month!

 

Camden County Historical Society

Visit the Camden County Historical Society’s website to see information about Historical Markers throughout Camden County. Click here.

 

Black History Month Events at Camden County College

Timeline of African American History

Visit the 2nd floor of the CCC Library on the Blackwood Campus to see the timeline of African American History in Camden County.

February 1st – February 28th
Camden County College, Blackwood
https://www.camdencc.edu/event/timeline-of-african-american-history/

 

Black History Month and Words Have Power Exhibit

CCC Library on the Blackwood Campus is hosting a book display on Black History Month & Words Have Power Exhibit.

February 1st – February 28th
Camden County College, Blackwood
https://www.camdencc.edu/event/black-history-month-and-words-have-power-exhibit/

 

Black History Cultural Arts Display
(La Unique African American Bookstore)

February 7th – February 11th
Camden County College, Blackwood
https://www.camdencc.edu/event/black-history-cultural-arts-display/

 

Great Contemporary Black Americans Poster Display

Beginning February 7, 2022, this event will display throughout all campuses during Black History Month.

February 7th – February 28th
Camden County College, Blackwood
https://www.camdencc.edu/event/great-contemporary-black-americans-poster-display/

 

Haiti: History and Current Affairs

The Department of Africana Studies will host a panel discussion on the powerful but neglected history of Haiti, as well as current challenges that the country is facing. Advanced registration is required.

February 8th, 11:20 AM  – 12:20 PM
Virtual Event
https://africanastudies.camden.rutgers.edu/2021/11/08/haiti-history-and-current-affairs-panel/

 

What’s Your Fav: African American Women Trailblazers in Film, Print, Poetry, and More before 1990

Dr. Lauren Hill presented in-person at the Camden Campus (CTC 201) and via Zoom at the Blackwood Campus (TAFT Presentation Room)
(light refreshments served)

February 9th, 12 PM – 1 PM
Camden County College, Blackwood
https://www.camdencc.edu/event/whats-your-fav-african-american-women-trailblazers-in-film-print-poetry-and-more-before-1990/

 

Celebrating Suffrage Without Whitewashing the Movement

Dr. Tammy L. Brown’s words resonate in her article that both celebrates and laments the struggle for woman’s suffrage in 20th century America. Join us to hear the author discuss her research on race and rights in America, and to talk about how we can all do better moving forward by remembering the past as it was- full of ugly truths of racism and classism, as well as resounding triumphs for collective rights.

February 12th, 2 PM
Virtual Event
https://www.alicepaul.org/1881-2/

 

On Reparations: Why Economic Justice is Gender Justice

NJ State Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter (35th District) and Jean-Pierre Brutus, Special Counsel for Economic Programs, NJ Institute for Social Justice, will speak to the history of economic inequality and their work to make New Jersey, and the country, a place where women and citizens of all backgrounds and identities can fully pursue the promise of freedom and security.

February 15th, 6 PM
Virtual Event
https://www.alicepaul.org/1893-2/

 

The College Access & Persistence of Black Men

Lecture Presentation: “The College Access & Persistence of Black Men” by Dean Anthony Driggers Ed.D. presented In-Person at the Camden Campus (CAM 210 B) and via Zoom at the Blackwood Campus (TAFT Presentation Room)
Light refreshments served

February 16th, 1 PM – 3 PM
Camden County College, Blackwood
https://www.camdencc.edu/event/the-college-access-persistence-of-black-men/

 

Celebrating Black Poets in America!

February 17th, 12 PM – 2PM
Camden County College, Blackwood
https://www.camdencc.edu/event/celebrating-black-poets-in-america/

 

Black Germany and Beyond 2022 Conference

The Department of Africana Studies will collaborate with the Black German Heritage and Research Association to host a four-day virtual conference, “ALL BLACK LIVES MATTER: Black Germany and Beyond.” Film links with passwords will be made available to registrants for viewing ahead of the conference.

February 17th – February 20th
Virtual Event
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-germany-and-beyond-2022-conference-tickets-241986436947

 

Celebrating Black Musical Artists

February 22nd, 11 AM – 2 PM
Camden County College, Blackwood
https://www.camdencc.edu/event/celebrating-black-musical-artists/

 

Black Atlantic Musical (BAM) Festival

The Black History Month celebration will conclude with the Black Atlantic Musical (BAM) Festival in the campus. The BAM Festival will showcase musical styles and traditions emerging from the various sites of Black engagement with the Atlantic Ocean. The Rutgers–Camden Gospel Choir and the New York-based Sound Noire will perform.

“From West Africa to South America and from the Caribbean to Europe, music has been one of the lasting legacies of Black diasporic presence and power,” says Green. “This event is a celebration of those presences.”

February 28th, 7 PM – 8:30 PM
Walter K. Gordon Theater – Rutgers University–Camden, 303 Cooper St, Camden
https://news.camden.rutgers.edu/2022/01/virtual-conversation-with-high-on-the-hog-author-jessica-b-harris-headlines-rutgers-camden-black-history-month-celebration/

 

 

Black History Month Events at Camden County Library System Branches

For a complete listing of events at all branches of the Camden County Library System, click here.