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CMSV Presents Full Roster of Events for Black History Month


Riverdale, N.Y. – The College of Mount Saint Vincent presents a full roster of events to celebrate Black History Month throughout February. At 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, 2010 in Alumnae Pavilion, storyteller April Armstrong recounts the untold stories of the Underground Railroad and leads participants in an interactive activity. The documentary “Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice,” will be screened at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2010 in the Alumnae Pavilion, followed by a discussion led by English professor Tania Friedel. College of Mount Saint Vincent history professor Dr. Daniel Opler will discuss the historical significance of the Harlem Renaissance at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15 in the Alumnae Pavilion. Commuters are invited to a special Black History Month Commuter Luncheon from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 15 in the Alumnae Pavilion. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss famous African-American leaders during the luncheon. The month-long celebration concludes with a Black History Month Cultural Showcase and Dinner, which features music and a special performance, at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23 in Smith Hall.

All events, with the exception of the commuter luncheon, are free and open to the public.

About the College of Mount Saint Vincent
Founded in 1847, the College of Mount Saint Vincent is a co-educational, independent institution rooted in the spirit and mission of the Sisters of Charity and committed to the liberal arts. The College’s undergraduate and master’s level degree programs prepare its uncommonly diverse students for lives of professional achievement and service. Visit for more information.