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Africa & African-American Studies



January 1 – 18: Cynthia B. Slaughter: On Love and Loss, photography exhibition at Hannibal Square Heritage Center, upstairs space

January 1 – February 14: Yesterday, This Was Home: The Ocoee Massacre of 1920, exhibition at Orange County Regional History Center, downtown Orlando

January 1 – December 31: “The Sound of Afrofuturism,” exhibition at Zora Neale Hurston Museum, Eatonville

January 7 31: Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities

January 17 23: MLK Week events at Rollins College

January 17: MLK Read-in w/ Rev. Katrina Jenkins, 5pm, virtual event

January 18: Annual MLK Vigil w/ Blair Imani, 6pm, virtual event,

January 22: Just Mercy film screening, 8pm, virtual event, 

February 13 14: “1619 Fest,” Hannibal Square [dance, music, and more]

March 6: Zora! book club discusses Hurston’s Mules and Men, 3pm, virtual or in person. 


FALL 2020

September 18 – December 31: Art Encounters: Chaos or Community, exhibition at CFAM

September 18 – January 3: Marcus Jansen: E Pluribus Unum, exhibition at CFAM

September 18 - January 18: Cynthia B. Slaughter, photographer: On Love and Loss, exhibition at Hannibal Square Heritage Center, upstairs space 

October 3 – February 14: Yesterday, This Was Home: The Ocoee Massacre of 1920, exhibition at Orange County Regional History Center, downtown Orlando.

October 15-17: Ohio State Murders, Annie Russell Theater. Tickets to virtual performances:

October 15: Dr. Johanna Fernández on The Young Lords: A Radical History, 7pm Livestream via WebEx:  [sponsored by AAAS, LACS, BSU, LASA, TPJ]

October 22: Politics on Tap: The Removal of Confederate Monuments, 5pm, via WebEx: - [sponsored by The Democracy Project]

October 27: Marcus Jansen artist talk, CFAM, 6pm - Livestream via WebEx:

October 29: Innovators on Campus: Barbara Chandler on race in Winter Park, 12:15-1:45pm, Bush Lawn outdoor classroom or via WebEx. Registration link: [sponsored by the Social Impact Hub] 

October 30: AAAS faculty meeting, 2pm, via WebEx:

November 1 – 8: Events in Ocoee commemorating the 1920 election day massacre.  Link to program and livestream:  

November 2: Anti-Racist Read-Out, 4:00-5:00pm, Livestream via WebEx: [sponsored by Olin Library]

November 23: Confederate Monuments in the 21st Century? panel discussion, 6:30-7:30pm, link to virtual event:
[sponsored by AAAS] 

December 4: Ohio State Murders encore virtual performance + talkback with cast, 6:30pm, for link, email



January 17 - May 15: “African Apparel: Threaded Transformations across the 20th Century,” CFAM exhibition

January 19:  Baldwin Book Club discusses Robin DiAngelo’s White Fragility, Hannibal Sq. Heritage Center, 2pm [originally scheduled for Jan. 12, but postponed to Jan. 19]

January 19 – 25:  MLK Week events at Rollins College

January 19:  MLK Speeches Read-in, 4pm, Knowles Chapel

January 20:  MLK Vigil, 6pm, Tiedke Concert Hall

January 21:  Black History 101 Mobile Museum, 10am-4pm (w/ lecture at 12 noon), Kathleen Rollins Hall

January 23:  Beloved Community Walk, 1pm, Mills Lawn

January 24:  Selma, 6pm, SunTrust Auditorium [sponsored by BSU]

January 24:  “African Apparel” curator’s tour w/ MacKenzie Moon Ryan, 11am-12noon, CFAM

January 24:  Lunch ‘n’ learn on the civil rights movement in Florida w/ LaVon Bracy, 12noon-1:30pm, Kathleen W. Rollins Hall

January 25:  MLK Day of Service, meet at 8:30am at Alfond Sports Center, buses depart at 9am

January 25 - February 2:  Zora Neale Hurston Festival,

January 28:  “African Apparel” panel w/ MacKenzie Moon Ryan, Morgan Snoap ’20, Cristina Toppin ’21, 6pm-7pm, CFAM

January 29:  Always in Season, film + panel, 6pm, Bush Auditorium[sponsored by Global Peace Film Festival + PBS Independent Lens]

January 31 - May 16: “Power Myth, and Memory in Africana Art” exhibition, Hannibal Square Heritage Center

February 3: “Understanding Santeria” with Henry Heredia of Juan Marinello Cuban Institute for Cultural Research, 6pm, Bush Auditorium [sponsored by LACS / AAAS / Philosophy & Religion]

February 9: Baldwin Book Club discusses Isabel Wilkerson’s The Warmth of Other Suns, Hannibal Sq. Heritage Center, 2pm

February 11:  “An African-American & Latinx History of the U.S.” w/ Paul Ortiz, Univ. of Florida Dept. of History, 7pm, SunTrust Auditorium [sponsored by AAAS / TPJ]

February 16: “1619 Fest,” 10am-5pm, Hannibal Square Heritage Center [performers, films, Middle Passage VR]

February 16: “Across the Tracks: A Collective History of Black Churches of Winter Park” w/ Dr. Rebekah McCloud, 2pm, Winter Park Public Library

February 20:  “The Quest for Environmental Justice" with Robert Bullard, 7pm, Tiedkte Concert Hall

February 20: Claudia Rankine, poet and playwright, 7:30-8:15 pm, Bush Auditorium [sponsored by Winter With the Writers]

February 21:  Summit on Transforming Learning: Environmental Justice, various locations, 9am-3pm -

February 23: “Power Myth, and Memory in Africana Art” panel w/ CJ Williams, Kristin Congdon, and Patrick Noze, Hannibal Square Heritage Center, 2-4pm

February 23: Soul Food Sunday, 5-7pm, Galloway Room, Kathleen W. Rollins Hall [sponsored by BSU]

February 24: “What is Ubuntu?” w/ Kevin Chaplin, founder of South African Ubuntu Foundation, Bieberbach Room, Campus Center, 4:15pm [sponsored by the Center for Global Initiatives]

February 26: “What About Us? Racial Bias in the Criminal Justice System” w/ Lyle Mazin, Dr. Lisa Tillmann, Dayna Clark, and Amir Ladan, 4pm, SunTrust Auditorium [sponsored by Off-Campus Students Association, BSU, LASA, Fox Funds]

March 5: Long Time Coming: A 1955 Baseball Story, film + discussion with the players, 6:30-9:30pm, Knowles Chapel [sponsored by Bridging the Color Divide]

March 10:  “Silk, Amber, and Wool: A History of North African Dress” w/ Cynthia Becker, Boston Univ. Dept. of Art History, 6-7pm, CFAM [sponsored by Art & Art History / TPJ]

June 19: "Imagining Freedom: Black Community and Creating Place" w/ Dr. Julian Chambliss and Dr. Scot French, 7pm. Online event hosted by Hannibal Square Community Land Trust, register here: