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Annual Black History Month Showcase

Colorful abstract illustration of diverse representations of young adult African Americans.

Thursday, February 22, 2024

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Price: Free

Rutgers Academic Bldg East
College Avenue Campus

15 Seminary Place
Room 2225
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Rutgers African-American
Alumni Alliance (RAAA), Inc.

Event Description

Celebrate Black History Month by honoring the anniversary of Haiti's independence with a variety of cultural performances.

The evening culminates in a talk and panel featuring widely known icon, Ras Baraka, mayor of Newark, New Jersey.

The acknowledgement of Haiti's Declaration of Independence allows us to speak to a wider history of Africans transforming the cultural and political terrain of the Americas.

Through the work of various artistic offerings, this year's showcase will also highlight the impact Africans have had on the histories and cultures of Latin America and the USA.

Finally, Mayor Ras Baraka will engage in a multigenerational conversation to ask what members of the community are looking for from their political leaders in the run-up to a historic national election.

NJ Proudly Celebrates
Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual observance in February that celebrates the achievements and contributions of African Americans to American history, culture, and society. Established in 1926 by historian Carter G. Woodson; Black History Month reflects on the struggles, highlights the triumphs, and provides inspiration to future generations.

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