(Voorhees, NJ) – The Camden County Freeholder Board, Camden County Library System, and Camden County College are proud to present a wide-ranging schedule of events throughout February celebrating Black History Month. Events focus on African-American culture, history, and issues currently facing African-American communities in the United States.
“Our goal is to educate, entertain, and inspire the community, to celebrate the legacy of African-American leaders and culture in America, as well as to highlight the challenges we still face as we look to create a more just society,” said Freeholder Jonathan Young. “In the decades since the first Black History Month, we have studied and recognized the myriad contributions of African-Americans throughout history. We hope this year provides yet another opportunity to expand our understanding, and to foster productive discussions about the realities faced by African Americans today.”
Upcoming events throughout the Camden County Library System include:
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
Saturday, February 15, 2 p.m.
Hip-Hop Jazz Musicology
Riletta L. Cream–Ferry Avenue Branch, 852 Ferry Avenue, Camden
Tuesday, February 18, 4 p.m.
Soul Food (Teen Cooking Club)
Wednesday, February 19, 4 – 7 p.m.
Ages 12 – 18
Upcoming events at Camden County College include:
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.
For the full list of Black History Month events and celebrations throughout Camden County, visithttps://www.camdencounty.com/camden-county-celebrates-black-history-month/.