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Black History Month Celebrations

Originally Posted: January 27, 2011

Touche will host a musical journey through the history of jazz music at SHCC. (Courtesy Photo: SHCC)

Southampton - Black History Month will be celebrated in The Hamptons, as The Southampton Cultural Center will hold celebrations throughout the month of February at the Cultural Center's Levitas Center for the Arts, and Bay Street Theatre is also offering films and live readings.

At SHCC a free lecture series will explore the History of the American Civil Rights Movement. "Visual Heritage II" will exhibit in the gallery and a live performance with Touche will present a musical journey through the history of jazz.

Art Exhibit
Through February 28
Featuring: Brent Bailer, Sheila Batiste, Nancy Brandon, Maxine Townsend-Broderick and Reynold Ruffins
Curated by Arlene Bujese
There will be a gallery talk with Arlene Bujese on Saturday, February 12, 2 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Monday through Saturday 12 to 4 p.m. or by appointment.

Lecture Series
No charge
The Southampton Cultural Center (SCC) will present a series of lectures for the Southampton Cultural Center Black History Month Celebration on the History of the American Civil Rights Movement. The lectures will show the history of the American Civil Rights Movement from pre-Civil War times to the present. Major contributors to the Movement considered will include Harriet Tubman, W. E. B. DuBois, Booker T. Washington, Malcolm X and Reverend Martin Luther King. In each phase, the lectures will discuss the issues of constitutionally guaranteed rights such as freedom of speech, freedom of assembly and equal protection before the law. The issues of abolition, voting rights and desegregation of the education system are also included. This program is supported in part by the New York Council for the Humanities. To be held on February 25, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

About The Lecturer
Kimble Humiston, Professor, Center for World Cultural Studies is a writer and lecturer on interdisciplinary themes in the Arts and Humanities traditions of world cultures. He is the author of a stage play on the life and literary contributions of the 19th century Russian novelist Fyodor M. Dostoevsky. He is also the author of a DVD presentation on Dante's "The Divine Comedy" and its influence on the art, literature and music of Western Civilization. Kimble's academic training includes a post-doctoral degree from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in Cultural History from the Florida State University Center for the Humanities.

Bay Street Theatre is celebrating Black History Month in February with special programming throughout the month.

"One of the great things about running a theater is having the opportunity to offer programming that feels exciting and relevant to our community as well as satisfying our own artistic sensibilities," says Artistic Director Murphy Davis, "and we look forward to celebrating Black History month annually with varied, diverse, and entertaining programming."

Spike Lee Weekend will be presented by The Picture Show beginning Friday, February 25 with Malcolm X followed by Do The Right Thing on Saturday, February 26.

All of The Picture Show films for February start at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door. The $25 "Dinner and a Movie" package includes a 3-course prix-fixe dinner, Picture Show movie ticket, and a box of popcorn. Sales tax, gratuities and alcohol are not included. This popular package sells out quickly so reservations are suggested by calling The American Hotel at 631-725-3535.

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