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Citadel News Service
16 Jan 2007

Black History Month at The Citadel: “The Caribbean Connection”

Black History Month at The Citadel kicks off Feb. 3 with one of the month’s most popular community events – the African American Society Bazaar.

The bazaar features music, exhibits and food and attracts visitors to campus from all across the Lowcountry. It is just one of several events that will highlight Black History Month at The Citadel. Here’s a schedule of events, all of which are free and open to the public.

Feb. 3 - African American Society Bazaar
11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Mark Clark Hall auditorium
Music by the band A Touch of Class, Sankofa African American Traveling museum, food, and vendors.

Feb. 8 - Keynote Address
6:30 p.m., Grimsley Hall auditorium
Alan Cambeira is a visiting assistant professor of Spanish at The Citadel and is well known in both the Caribbean and in the U.S. for his work on Caribbean identity and for his 2001 novel “Azúcar! The Story of Sugar,” which tells of the exploitation of women of the Dominican Republic. He will discuss his research in the Caribbean and its connection to South Carolina.

Feb. 15 - Gullah/Geechee Presentation
6:30 p.m., Grimsley Hall auditorium
Marquetta L. Goodwine, Queen Quet, is the chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation will present on the history of the culture.

Feb. 22 - Community Speaker
6:30 p.m., Grimsley Hall auditorium
Charleston County Councilman Tim Scott will discuss African American entrepreneurism. Scott is a local insurance agent. Event is sponsored by The Citadel African Studies Program.

Feb. 27 - Keynote Address
6:30 p.m., Grimsley Hall auditorium
Douglas Egerton is currently an assistant professor of history at LeMoyne College. He will discuss his research involving Denmark Vesey, Vesey’s Caribbean roots, his historical conspiracy and the connection with the creation of The Citadel.

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