Black History Month Film Festival

Black History Month in Film

In honor of Black History Month, QVCC is excited to announce Black History Month in Film! During the week of February 24 – February 28, we invite you to join us for a celebration of black history through film, featuring fourteen screenings of six critically-acclaimed films and documentaries. All screenings will be held in the Robert E. Miller Auditorium.

 

Screenings:

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
Mon., February 24 @ 3:00pm
Tue., February 25 @ 1:15pm & 4:00pm

There Was Always Sun Shining Someplace: Life in the Negro Baseball Leagues
Mon., February 24 @ 1:45pm
Tue., February 25 @ 12:00pm
Thurs., February 27 @ 2:30pm

Through the Flak: War Stories of the Tuskegee Airmen
Mon., February 24 @ 12:30pm
Thurs., February 27 @ 1:15pm & 4:00pm

Walk With Me: The Trials of Damon J. Keith
Tue., February 25 @ 3:30pm
Fri., February 28 @ 1:15pm

Pitching Man: Satchel Paige – Defying Time
Thurs., February 27 @ 12:00pm
Fri., February 28 @ 12:00pm

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool
Fri., February 28 @ 3:15pm *ONE SHOW ONLY*

Black History Month – African Americans and the Vote

QVCC Celebrates Black History Month

2020 marks the 150th anniversary of the 15th Amendment (1870) and the right of black men to vote after the Civil War.

Dr. Stacey CloseJoin us as we welcome back Dr. Stacey Close, Associate Provost/Vice President for Equity & Diversity at Eastern Connecticut State University, for a presentation on “African Americans and the Vote.” The presentation will take place on February 12, 2020 from 10am-2pm in the Robert E. Miller Auditorium.

 

2020 Theme – African Americans and the Vote

The year 2020 marks the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment and the culmination of the women’s suffrage movement.  The year 2020 also marks the sesquicentennial of the Fifteenth Amendment (1870) and the right of black men to the ballot after the Civil War. The theme speaks, therefore, to the ongoing struggle on the part of both black men and black women for the right to vote. This theme has a rich and long history, which begins at the turn of the nineteenth century, i.e., in the era of the Early Republic, with the states’ passage of laws that democratized the vote for white men while disfranchising free black men. Thus, even before the Civil War, black men petitioned their legislatures and the US Congress, seeking to be recognized as voters. Tensions between abolitionists and women’s suffragists first surfaced in the aftermath of the Civil War, while black disfranchisement laws in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries undermined the guarantees in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments for the great majority of southern blacks until the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The important contribution of black suffragists occurred not only within the larger women’s movement, but within the larger black voting rights movement. Through voting-rights campaigns and legal suits from the turn of the twentieth century to the mid-1960s, African Americans made their voices heard as to the importance of the vote. Indeed the fight for black voting rights continues in the courts today. The theme of the vote should also include the rise of black elected and appointed officials at the local and national levels, campaigns for equal rights legislation, as well as the role of blacks in traditional and alternative political parties.

QVCC Celebrates Black History Month: “African Americans and the Vote” with Dr. Stacey Close

Black History Month 2020February is Black History Month. Quinebaug Valley Community College invites you to join us on February 12 at 10am-2pm in the Robert E. Miller Auditorium as we celebrate Black History Month and the sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) of the Fifteenth Amendment. QVCC is honored to welcome back Dr. Stacey Close, Associate Provost/Vice President for Equity and Diversity at Eastern Connecticut State University, for the presentation, “African Americans and the Vote.”

Dr. Stacey CloseIn addition to the sesquicentennial of the Fifteenth Amendment (1870) and the right of black men to the ballot after the Civil War, the year 2020 also marks the centennial (100th anniversary) of the Nineteenth Amendment and the culmination of the women’s suffrage movement. The theme speaks to the ongoing struggle on the part of both black men and black women for the right to vote. Through voting-rights campaigns and legal suits from the turn of the twentieth century to the mid-1960s, African Americans made their voices heard as to the importance of the vote. The contribution of black suffragists occurred not only within the larger women’s movement, but within the larger black voting rights movement.

This presentation is free and open to the public. Sponsored by QVCC’s Cultural Programming Committee.