Troy University to present Black History Month events

Posted: Tuesday, 31 January 2012

MONTGOMERY—Troy University's Department of History and Social Sciences at the Montgomery Campus and the Rosa Parks Museum will celebrate Black History Month with a series of special events throughout February.

The theme of this year's celebration is "Black Women in American History and Culture." All of the events are free and open to the public. Upcoming events include:

Feb. 1-March 30: "My Spirit Speaks" exhibit by batik artist Arianne King Comer inside the Rosa Parks Museum exhibit hall.

Thursday, Feb 2: Interactive workshop on "Black Women in American History and Culture" led by Rosa Parks Museum director Georgette Norman; 12:30 p.m. inside Whitley Hall rooms 141/142.

Friday, Feb. 3: The Rosa Parks Museum will offer free tours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in celebration of Parks' birthday. From 8 a.m. to noon, visitors can participate in a special art activity. Groups of 10 or more are asked to make reservations.

Saturday, Feb. 4: Gallery talk by artist Arianne King Comer at 11 a.m. inside the museum auditorium. At 2 p.m., King Comer will demonstrate the art of indigo dying and batik at the Cleveland Avenue YMCA.

Tuesday, Feb. 7: Dr. David C. Carter will discuss and sign copies of his book "The Music Has Gone Out of the Movement: Civil Rights and the Johnson Administration, 1965-1968" at 6 p.m. inside the museum auditorium.

Thursday, Feb. 16: Dr. Wayne Flynt, author of "Keeping the Faith," Richie Jean Jackson, author of "The House by the Side of the Road," and Lila Weaver, author of "Darkroom: A Memoir in Black and White," will participate in a panel discussion on segregation in Alabama, at 6 p.m. inside the museum auditorium.

Thursday, Feb. 23: Presentation and book signing by Waights Taylor, Jr., author of "Our Southern Home: Scottsboro to Montgomery to Birmingham—the Transformation of the South in the Twentieth Century," at 6 p.m. inside the museum auditorium.

Monday, Feb. 27: Screening and discussion of the film "The Help," sponsored by the History and Social Sciences Association; 5:30 p.m. inside Bartlett Hall room 329.

For more information about individual events, contact the Rosa Parks Museum at 334-241-8615 or Dr. Annette Allen, chair of the Department of History and Social Science at 334-241-5808