From Harford Community College:
Harford Community College will hold several special events in conjunction with Black History Month. Admission to all events is free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
“Standing on My Sisters’ Shoulders” Documentary
February 2 (Thursday), 12:30 and 3 PM, Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College
The documentary reveals the Civil Rights movement of Mississippi in the 1950s and ’60s from the point of view of the courageous women who lived it and emerged as grassroots leaders. Featuring Fannie Lou Hamer, Unita Blackwell, Annie Devine and others
“Eyes on the Prize” Documentary
February 2 (Thursday), 1:30 PM, Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College
Narrated by Julian Bond, the Civil Rights documentary illuminates the struggle for racial equality and social justice. Using words and perspectives from people determined to make our nation live up to its promise of equality, “Eyes on the Prize” teaches essential lessons about race, leadership, and justice for all.
“Life and Times of Fannie Lou Hamer” Lunch and Performance
February 3 (Friday), 12:30 – lunch and 1:30 – performance, Harford Community College, Chesapeake Center, Dining Rooms
She was fired, beaten, jailed, and shot at – just because she wanted to vote. Later, this daughter of a sharecropper went on to address two national political conventions. Fannie Lou Hamer – this is her story in word and song presented by the Touring Theatre Ensemble of North Carolina. The lunch and performance are $25. To purchase tickets, call 443-412-2211. This event is sponsored by HCC’s Division of Continuing Education and Training.
“Let Freedom Sing: How Music Inspired the Civil Rights Movement” Documentary
February 29 (Wednesday), 12:30 PM
Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College
From Gospel to R&B and Rap to Hip Hop, they raised their voices in song against inequality and racism. Narrated by Actor/Activist Lou Gossett Jr., interviews and performances by Chuck D, Andrew Young, Isaac Hays, Pete Seeger, Ruby Dee, Gladys Knight, Phil Ochs, Quincy Jones, Bob Dylan, Mahalia Jackson, Staple Singers, Joan Baez, Otis Redding, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Bob Marley, Hugh Masekela, Public Enemy and more are featured.
In addition, the figures of Fannie Lou Hamer and Julian Bond will be on display in the Hays-Heighe House from Feb 1-29. The exhibit at the Hays-Heighe House will be open on Tuesdays, 1-3 PM, and Fridays, 12-2 PM.