By Josette Kubicki and Aspasia Luster
In recent years, Reese Library on Summerville campus has held events in the library and campus to celebrate Black History Month. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Black History Month 2021 team created a hybrid mix of activities for students, faculty, and staff to enjoy safely, besides an old favorite tradition, as seen in the flyer below.
We enjoyed creating posters on notable African Americans, movements, and events. Check out our exhibit on in the Reese Library lobby on the first floor.
Videos on Afrofuturism and HBCUs
Reference and Instruction Librarian, Thomas Weeks, has a conversation with Dr. Seretha Williams, Interim Chair of the English & World Languages department, on Afrofuturism.
Marshall Abuwi, Adjunct Professor and Reese Library Reference Assistant, facilitates a panel on HBCUs, History of Higher Education in the African American Community, focusing on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The panelists include Augusta University’s Dr. John Hayes, a historian of the late 19th-20th century US South, from the Department of History, Anthropology, & Philosophy, and Jeffrey Jones, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Humanities at Paine College.
Find the videos on the BHM 2021 page on the Black History Month @ Reese Library Guide and the University Libraries YouTube Playlist at:
In-Person screening event! Free food for students! 12 – 1 PM on 2/23
We are hosting a socially-distanced screening event from 12 – 1 PM on Tuesday, February 23rd, in the JSAC Ballroom of the Afrofuturism: A Conversation with Dr. Seretha Williams video. Students that attend will get a free boxed lunch courtesy of Multicultural Student & Engagement!
Can’t make the screening event? No worries, as mentioned above, this video is on the Black History Month @ Reese Library Guide > BHM 2021 page and the University Libraries YouTube Playlist and will be shared to the University Libraries social media channels.
We undertook our usual favorite tradition of compiling a couple of book displays on Black history topics, available for viewing in the Reese Library lobby.
One is on African American authors from Georgia, from well-known authors to up and coming ones. The other is an overview of the fight for freedom, equality, and justice, from slavery rebellions and the abolition movement to Black Lives Matter.
If you have any inquiries about our Black History Month 2021 programming, please contact David Kearns at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Reese Library at (706) 737-1744.