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Black History Month at RCC

Timbuktu Exhibition Signature Logo Imam with Book
VIP Children at Songhai Display
Passage Poster
In a city so rich with history, there are many ways to celebrate Black History Month. Join RCC as we honor this remarkable month with everything from film screenings and art exhibits to civic engagement related forums and more.

Boston-based filmmaker Clennon King is bringing his film, Passage at St. Augustine, to the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center at Roxbury Community College. The film features several Massachusetts connections to the story, including the arrest of a WGBH radio news reporter covering the St. Augustine movement. Watch the film on February 21st at 1:30 p.m. and join us for a question-and-answer session following the screening.  For additional information on this event, click here

On Thursday, February 23rd, the Roxbury Community College Muslim Students Association, the Muslim Justice League and the Society of Professional Journalists will host a forum discussing ways the "war on terror" is being used to restrict press freedom and police social media speech. The discussion takes place in the group study room of the Library (Building 3) at Roxbury Community College, from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  Click here to view a flyer for this panel discussion. 

Visit RCC from Tuesday, February 21st– Friday, February 24th to view The Legacy of Timbuktu Exhibition. This exhibit includes ancient manuscripts and highlights West Africa's sophisticated culture of great wealth and empire-building. Celebrate the exhibit's arrival in Boston at the Opening Reception on Thursday, February 23rd. The reception will include remarks from Okolo Rashid, Co-founder of the International Museum of Muslim Cultures and Director of the IMMC's Islamic Thought Institute in Jackson, Mississippi.

In celebration of Dorothy Height, join the Greater Boston District for this year's Black History Month Celebration February 27th at First Church of Roxbury's Putnam Hall 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Dr. Valerie Roberson, President of Roxbury Community College, will deliver the keynote address at this celebration.  For additional information on this celebration, click here

Celebrate Black History Month with these events and others that recognize the heritage, accomplishments, and culture of Black Americans in the United States and abroad.