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Event Schedule

Nov 2016 - Dec 2017 Strength through Diversity2016-Homecoming-Poster
  • Time: Open daily
  • Where: Daniel Library
  • What: The Daniel Library will restage historical photos to show the contrast between where we were and where are we are. Titled “Strength through Diversity” the photos and displays will show the history and strength of having African Americans and women including in the Corps of Cadets.
Nov. 5, 2016
Charles Foster 50th Anniversary Celebration at Homecoming football game with Citadel Black Alumni Association
  • Where: Johnson Hagood Stadium
  • What: The Citadel Black Alumni Association will join Citadel President, Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa on the field to honor Charles D. Foster, the first black cadet.
  • Watch a video from the event here.
Mon., Jan. 16, 2017

Cadets to participate in MLK Parade

  • Time: 11 a.m.
  • Where: Burke High School, 244 President Street
  • What: Hundreds of people attend the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. parade in downtown Charleston. The MLK Holiday Parade will begin at Burke High School on President Street at 11 a.m. The procession will head east on Fishburne, north on Ashley, east on Sumter, south on King, east on Calhoun and end at Marion Square. Hundreds of people from area schools, churches, non-profit organizations and businesses are expected to participate, including Military Magnet Academy and the International Longshoremen's Union.

Tues., Jan. 17, 2017

Black History Intercollegiate Consortium MLK Program

  • Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Where: TBD
  • What: The Black History Intercollegiate Consortium membership is comprised of representatives from Charleston Southern University, Medical University of South Carolina, The Citadel, and Trident Technical College. The theme of the 2017 program is “A Legacy of Strength and a Future of Hope.” Each school will be recognizing a trailblazer and an up and coming leader. Charles D. Foster, the first African American graduate of The Citadel, will be recognized as the Citadel’s trailblazer.
Tues., Jan 31, 2017

19th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Picture Awards

  • Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Where: Charleston Music Hall
  • What: Citadel Gospel Choir Performance
Sat., Feb. 4, 2017

Annual Black History Month Bazaar

  • Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Where: Mark Clark Hall
  • What: The annual bazaar features music, food and exhibits and attracts visitors to campus from across the Lowcountry. The feature for 2016 will be the Mu Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi High School Quiz Bowl final round. Charleston’s own reggae band, Urban Roots will perform for attendees and the Tut-Tut Kemetic Group will host a special exhibit. The Center for Heirs Property will host an informative seminar to educate heirs on the rights, risks and responsibilities of owning heirs’ property. For reservations, and more information please contact the center at (843) 745-7055. The Mu Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi High School Quiz Bowl final round will be featured at the bazaar. The program will also include a special tribute to Charles D. Foster and Joseph Shine, the first and second African American graduates of The Citadel.
Mon., Feb. 6, Tues., Feb. 7 and Weds., Feb. 8, 2017

The Zucker Family School of Education celebrates Black History Month with Authors in Schools Initiative

  • Where: Monday, Feb. 6 and Tuesday, Feb. 7 at Burke High School; Wednesday, Feb. 8 at Sanders-Clyde Elementary School
  • What: As part of its literacy initiative, The Zucker Family School of Education, will sponsor two events for its Authors in Schools Initiative in celebration of Black History Month. Floyd Cooper, nationally recognized illustrator of numerous children's books, will present sessions for students at Burke High School and Sanders-Clyde Elementary School Feb. 6, 7 and 8, respectively. Cooper received a Coretta Scott King Award for his illustrations in The Blacker the Berry and a Coretta Scott King Honor for Brown Honey in Broomwheat Tea and I Have Heard of a Land.
Tues., Feb. 7, 2017

50 Years of African American Experience at The Citadel - panels

  • Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Where: Bond 165
  • What: Three panel discussions will be held to examine at the African American experience at The Citadel over different decades. Each panel will begin with a brief recap of what life was like for African Americans during that era. Significant events, major accomplishments, and the cadet experience will be addressed. Panel one will discuss the 1960s and 1970s. Panel two will cover the 1980s and 1990s. Panel three will cover 2000 to present. Panelists will be announced at a later date.
Sun., Feb. 12, 2017

Circular Congregational Church’s Jazz Vespers

  • Time: 6 p.m.
  • Where: Circular Congregational Church 150 Meeting Street
  • What: Citadel Gospel Choir Performance
Thurs., Feb. 23, 2017

Dr. Allison Smith, professor of modern languages, to speak at Act. Aspire. Achieve. 2017 Annual Conferenceact aspire achieve

  • Time: 8 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
  • Where: Trident Technical College in North Charleston
  • What: Center for Women is hosting its annual conference entitled "Act. Aspire. Achieve." This event is a draw for speakers to present on various topics that encourage and inspire women both personally and professionally.
Fri., Feb. 24, 2017

Wreath Laying Ceremony and Citadel Parade honoring 50 years of African Americans at The Citadel.

  • Time: 3:45 p.m.
  • Where: Summerall Field
  • What: The Friday Review Parade will be held honoring African Americans at The Citadel. One being Charles D. Foster, the first African American graduate. In addition, members of the African American Society will conduct a wreath laying ceremony at the grave of Foster. This will mark the beginning of an annual event for the African American Society.
Tues., Feb. 28, 2017

Friends of the Library Series

  • Time: To be determined
  • Where: Daniel Library
Mar. 8, 2017
3rd Annual Boeing Women in Leadership Day
  • Where: Boeing, North Charleston
  • What: For the third year in a row, as part of Women’s History Month, Boeing South Carolina will host 60 female cadets and veteran students for a Women’s Leadership Day (WLD) seminar. WLD represents a corporate-academic partnership between The Boeing Company and The Citadel in support of leadership and professional development of female cadets. The mission of WLD is to inspire and foster personal and professional development for women’s leadership and shape the culture by providing exposure to avenues for networking and mentorship. The female cadets and veteran students will have the opportunity to meet, hear from, and talk with successful women in The Boeing Company and the day will include leadership demonstrations and group break-away sessions.
Mar. 10, 2017
Citadel Parade honoring 20 years of Women at The Citadel
  • Time: 3:45 PM
  • Where: Summerall Field
  • What: The Friday Review Parade will be held honoring 20 years of women at The Citadel. 
Mar. 17, 2017
Women Cadet and Alumni Networking Luncheon
  • Where: To be determined
  • What: To be determined
Mar. 17, 2017
Krause Leadership Symposium Panel Discussion
  • Where: To be determined
  • What: The topic has not been finalized, and more information will be shared as it becomes available. Women have been a part of The Citadel since its inception in 1842. They served in supportive roles as staff, nurses, mothers, sisters, girlfriends, company sponsors, and mentors, eventually becoming faculty and graduate students in the 1960s, and then members of the South Carolina Corp of Cadets in the 1990s. Please visit our site on Women's History Month: Celebrating 20 years of women in the South Carolina Corps of Cadets to learn more about the college's alumnae, take a look at a slideshow with photos, old and new; a video showing the current roles of female cadets; and a timeline of events as we explore the evolution of women at The Citadel.
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