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African American History Month Presentation Series

African American History Month Presentation Series
Thursdays, February 8th, 15th & 22nd, 2018, NOON
Lower Level, Eccles Health Sciences Library (EHSL)
In honor of African American History Month, the Office of Health Equity and Inclusion (OHEI) and the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library (EHSL) at the University of Utah are pleased to invite you to a Celebratory Retrospective on the History of African Americans in Utah featuring an art exhibit and 3 special presentations throughout February.   Lunch will be served at the Noon presentations.  Please RSVP for each session using the links below.
 
History of African Americans in Early Utah – Thursday, February 8, 2018, NOON
Speaker:  Ronald G. Coleman, Ph.D. has served as Associate Professor of History and Ethnic Studies at the University of Utah.  His teaching and research interests include African American history, race and ethnic relations in the United States, and the Civil War and Reconstruction Era.  He has been published in the Utah Historical Quarterly and the Encyclopedia of African-American Culture.  His article “Is There No Blessing for Me?: Jane Elizabeth Manning James, A Mormon African American Woman,” appeared in Quintard Taylor and Shirley Moore, eds., African American Women Confront the West, 1600-2000 (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2003)      RSVP for LUNCH on 2/8/2018.
 

The Stories of African Americans in Early Utah History

Come hear the stories of the lives and experiences of African Americans in early Utah history.   Learn about the Ninth Cavalry’s Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Duchesne and the Twenty-Fourth Infantry at Fort Douglas. Experience the courage of Jane Elizabeth Manning James, the first recorded African American woman to come to the Utah Territory as a Mormon pioneer.  

Speaker:  Ronald G. Coleman, Ph.D. has served as Associate Professor of History and Ethnic Studies at the University of Utah.  His teaching and research interests include African American history, race and ethnic relations in the United States, and the Civil War and Reconstruction Era.  He has been published in the Utah Historical Quarterly and the Encyclopedia of African-American Culture.  His article “Is There No Blessing for Me?: Jane Elizabeth Manning James, A Mormon African American Woman,” appeared in Quintard Taylor and Shirley Moore, eds., African American Women Confront the West, 1600-2000 (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2003)  

 RSVP for LUNCH on 2/15/2018.

 
History of African American Religion/Spirituality in Utah, Thursday, February 22, 2018, NOON
Speaker/Facilitator:  Rev. France Davis, civil rights activist and minister of the Calvary Baptist Church, University of Utah graduate (Masters in Mass Communication) as well as recipient of an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree from the University of Utah (1993), has been a minister at the Calvary Baptist Church in Salt Lake City for over 40 years. His advocacy for justice, civil rights, and human rights is deeply respected in the Salt Lake community.  His collection of photographs documenting African American history in Georgia and in Salt Lake City will be featured in this exhibit.   This session is also a Community Read.  RSVP for LUNCH and to receive the reading for 2/22/2018.
 
EXHIBIT:  Contemporary Retrospective on the History of African Americans in Utah,  February 2-February 28, 2018, Library Hours
The Contemporary Retrospective on the History of African Americans in Utah Exhibit features artwork on loan from the art collection of the Calvary Baptist Church.  The Art Gallery is located on the Main Level of the Eccles Health Sciences Library.   Open during regular library hours.  The support of Rev. France Davis, the Calvary Baptist Church, and the J. Willard Marriott Library in loaning their materials for this exhibit is greatly appreciated.
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