DelVal announces Black History Month events

A poster for "The North Star." The director of the acclaimed film will be on campus Feb. 28 for a panel discussion.

Feb 06, 2017

As part of Black History Month, Delaware Valley University’s history, policy and society major is partnering with the University's Minority Relations Council to host educational programs that are open to the surrounding community. 

Event Schedule:

Thursday, Feb. 23
"Goin' North: Stories From The First Great Migration To Philadelphia," 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Room 114, Mandell Science Building, Main Campus

West Chester University Professor of History Dr. Charles Hardy will visit campus to discuss "Goin' North: Stories From The First Great Migration To Philadelphia.” “Goin’ North,” is an award-winning oral history project that looks at the Great Migration. Dr. Hardy worked with students to create an educational website featuring the stories of Philadelphians who participated in and witnessed The Great Migration firsthand. “Goin’ North” includes audio interviews conducted in the ’80s, biographies of individuals who were interviewed, photos and historic resources. The interviews feature people who left lives behind in the South and ventured north in search of opportunity and equality, pushed out by the increasingly hostile environment of Jim Crow racism. In 2015, the “Goin' North” team received the Oral History Project in a Non-Print Format Award from the Oral History Association, and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference's C. Herbert Finch Award. In 2016, the American Historical Association awarded “Goin' North” its Roy Rosenzweig Award for Innovation in Digital History.

Tuesday, Feb. 28
"African-Americans in the American Revolution: A Panel Discussion," 7 to 9 p.m.
Auditorium, Life Sciences Building, Main Campus

Please join Thomas Phillips, director of the acclaimed film "The North Star," as he discusses his current film project celebrating the untold stories of African-Americans in the American Revolution. Joining him on the panel will be: Adrienne Whaley, Manager of School Programs and Partnerships, Museum of the American Revolution; Marion Lane, a board member of the Museum of the American Revolution and the Friends of Valley Forge Park, and author of a children’s book series about the service of African-Americans during the Revolutionary War; and Dr. Craig Stutman and Dr. David Snyder, Delaware Valley University history professors.