Wor-Wic to Celebrate African-American History Throughout February
January 24, 2007

In celebration of African-American history month, a variety of free events will be held throughout February at Wor-Wic Community College on the corner of Route 50 and Walston Switch Road in Salisbury.

A collection of African-American art, crafts and clothing will be displayed in the lobby of the Student Center.

CrossRoads Café, also located in the Student Center, will offer soul food options and play selections of rhythm and blues music.

Other African-American history month events open to the public include:

Feb. 5 -- National Council of Teachers of English read-in of Toni Morrison’s novel “Sula” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 216 of the Student Center.

Feb. 8 -- Shindana Cooper, storyteller and performer of the journey of slaves from Africa to freedom, at noon in Room 100 of the Student Center.

Feb. 15 -- George Brummell, a Vietnam veteran and blind Maryland author of “Shades of Darkness,” will discuss his book at 7 p.m. in Room 302 of the Student Center.

Feb. 19 – Dr. John Hinshaw, author and department chair and associate professor of history at Lebanon Valley College in Anneville, Penn., will present “The Politics of Labor in the Civil Rights Movement” at 6 p.m. in Room 302 of the Student Center.

Feb. 23 -- Cotton Club Java, a coffeehouse showcasing contemporary voices in African-American literature, will be held at 7 p.m. in Room 100 of the Student Center.

Feb. 26 -- John Wesley Wright, a Salisbury University (SU) voice faculty member and award-winning tenor, and the SU choirs will perform “The Journey of African-American Song: From Slavery to the Sanctuary” at 7 p.m. in Guerrieri Hall.

Currently-enrolled Wor-Wic students will have an opportunity to visit with representatives from Maryland’s historically-black colleges and universities at an African-American college fair. There will also be a classroom showing and faculty-lead discussion of the documentary “Whispers of Angels” for students to learn more about abolitionists and the underground railroad.

For more information about any of these events, call Cyndi Funkhouser at (410) 334-2893.