Events scheduled for Black History Month

| February 1, 2013

In commemoration of Black History Month, the College is hosting several events during the month of February. All events are free and open to members of the Sweet Briar community.

Highlights include:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Chapel — Global Café: “A Conversation about Race, Class and Sexual Orientation on Campus.” For more information, contact Amy Payne at (434) 381-6103 or apayne@sbc.edu.
  • Sunday, Feb. 10, 6:30 p.m., Memorial Chapel — Open Door Worship: “Maya Angelou as a Soul Shaper.”  For more information, contact Amy Payne at (434) 381-6103 or apayne@sbc.edu.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 12, 4 p.m., Florence Elston Inn and Conference Center, Wailes Lounge — Noted author Henry Wiencek will discuss his latest book, “Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves.” For more information, contact Lynn Rainville at (434) 381-6432 or lrainville@sbc.edu.
  • Sunday, Feb. 17, 6:30 p.m., Memorial Chapel — Open Door Worship with special guest speaker Rev. Kelvin Brown.  For more information, contact Amy Payne at (434) 381-6103 or apayne@sbc.edu.
  • Sunday, Feb. 24, 5 p.m., Memorial Chapel — Gospel Fest, featuring the Sweet Briar College Choir and Drums and other local choirs. For more information, contact Amy Payne at (434) 381-6103 or apayne@sbc.edu.
  • Throughout February, Tuesdays 8:30-10 a.m., Thursdays noon-1 p.m., and Sundays 1-3:30 p.m. — Self-guided tours of Sweet Briar’s historic 19th-century slave cabin. Note: A student will be available to answer questions. For more information, contact Lynn Rainville at (434) 381-6432 or lrainville@sbc.edu.

Category: History