William & Mary will mark its fifty-year anniversary of the first African American students in residence with a year-long series of events beginning June, 2017, and continuing through May, 2018.
- Aug314pm - 6pmOpening Reception - Mural Unveiling & Dramatic PerformanceSwem Library, Lobby and Read & Relax Room
Unveiling of a mural created by students, alums, and others of the campus and surrounding communities. Dramatic performance by Valarie Gray Holmes & Company
- Sep23pm - 4:30pmLeah Glenn Dance Theatre, with Hermine Pinson - 2 PerformancesMuscarelle Museum of Art
An Afternoon and evening of Dance, Poetry and Music, featuring choreography by Associate Professor of Dance and Artistic Director of the company, Leah Glenn, and poetry by Professor of English, Dr. Hermine Pinson.
- Sep127pm - 9pmBlack Student Organization Dinner with founding president, Dr. Warren BuckSadler Center, Tidewater A
Join us to celebrate the history and present of the Black Student Organization.
- Sep145pm - 6:30pmCommissioned Poem & Reading by Award-Winning Poet Brenda Marie OsbeyTucker Hall, Tucker Theatre
Award-winning poet, Brenda Marie Osbey will read from her own works, including a poem commissioned for the occasion.
- Oct47pm - 9pmTack Lecture: "Pseudophosphatase MK-STYX: 'Grab and Hold on'" by Dr. Shantá HintonSadler Center, Tidewater A/B
Presentation of research work-in-progress.
- Oct2111am - 12pmAlumni Brick Dedication CeremonyAlumni House, Clarke Plaza and Ukrop Terrace
William & Mary alumni bricks will be dedicated to Lynn Briley, Karen Ely, and Janet Brown Strafer as the university honors the three women during the year-long celebration of the 50th Anniversary of African Americans in Residence at W&M.Show More...
- Oct27All dayPerformance & Artist’s Talk with Pamela ZTBD
Pamela Z is a composer, performer and media artist who is a major voice challenging existing digital humanities orthodoxy. Her performance is part of the American Studies Program's symposium on Race, Memory, and the Digital Humanities.
- Jan257pm - 9pmDr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Program featuring keynote speaker, Dr. Johnnetta B. ColeSadler Center, Commonwealth Auditorium
The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration program pays tribute to the life and impact of Dr. King. This year's remembrance is part of the yearlong celebration of the 50th Anniversary of African Americans at the College.
- Apr125:30pm - 7pmOnawumi Jean Moss, the Soulful StorytellerSadler Center, Tidewater A/B
Ms. Moss is a storyteller, narrator, keynote speaker and author. Her performances encourage pride of heritage, appreciation of cultural differences and recognition of kinship, as well as inspire imagination, motivation, reflection and inquiry.
- Apr137pm - 8:30pmThe Opera in Williamsburg RecitalSadler Center, Commonwealth Auditorium
The Opera in Williamsburg will perform a melange of opera scenes. This performance is part of the year-long celebration to observe the 50th Anniversary of African Americans in Residence at William & Mary.All events in April 2018
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