Cambridge Celebrates Black History Month


2/1/2013

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The City of Cambridge is hosting several events in February celebrating Black History Month:

An Evening with Artist Winfred Rembert
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 6 p.m. (
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
Brattle Theater, 40 Brattle Street, Cambridge

In commemoration of Black History Month, the Office of Mayor Henrietta Davis, the City of Cambridge Employees’ Committee on Diversity and the Cambridge Arts Council are delighted to invite you to join us for an evening with Artist Winfred Rembert, including a screening of the award-winning film ALL ME: The Life and Times of Winfred Rembert Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m., Brattle Theater, 40 Brattle St., Cambridge. Following the film screening, there will be a discussion with Mr. Rembert and filmmaker Vivan Ducat.  Pieces of Mr. Rembert’s art will also be available for viewing. This event is free and open to the public.  Please RSVP to www.allmecambridge.eventbrite.com .  For more information, please contact the Office of Mayor Henrietta Davis at 617-349-4321.

Previous Black History Month Events

Emancipation Proclamation 150th Anniversary Celebration, Journey Toward Freedom Tuesday, Feb. 12, 6–8 p.m., Cambridge City Hall, Sullivan Chamber, 795 Mass. Ave.
Enjoy an evening of musical selections, historical exhibits, guest speakers, a commemorative stamp unveiling and a community reading of the Emancipation Proclamation. Light hors d'oeuvres will be provided. The evening’s feature keynote speaker will be Beverly Morgan-Welch, Director of the Museum of African American History. This event is being presented in collaboration with the City Manager’s Office and the City of Cambridge Employees’ Committee on Diversity. Click here to see more on this event.

Hip-Hop: The Lingua Franca of the World's Youth
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 6 p.m.
Cambridge Public Library Lecture Hall, 449 Broadway
Marcyliena Morgan, Professor of African and African American Studies and Executive Director of the Hiphop Archive at Harvard University, discusses hip-hop's importance to the world's youth. This program is co-sponsored by Harvard's Committee on African Studies. For more information, visit www.hiphoparchive.org to learn more about the Hiphop Archive.

Screening Slavery: Reconciling History and Hollywood for Public Consumption
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 6:30 p.m.
Cambridge Public Library, Lecture Hall, 449 Broadway
In response to current films such as Lincoln and Django Unchained, Dr. Kellie Carter Jackson tackles the controversies between representations of slavery in history and entertainment. Dr. Jackson has a Ph.D in History from Columbia University and is a Harvard College Fellow.

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