The Carl A. Fields Center, at Olden and Prospect on the Princeton University Campus, hosts a seminar on “Michelle Obama and the Making of a Black President” on Monday, February 13, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
It is part of the Black History Month events sponsored by the Association of Black Seminarians at Princeton Theological Seminary that also features a panel discussion on Thursday, February 16, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the seminary’s Stuart Hall, Room 6. Topic:
“Who you Calling a $%#$%? A panel discussion on Words that Wound.” The opening panel will be from 4:30-5:30pm, Precept groups will be from 6:30-7:30pm, and the closing panel will be from 7:30-8:30pm.
“We have over 10 scholars coming to sit on the panel,” says Teddy Reeves, moderator of ABS. Email him for reservations (firstname.lastname@example.org). The events are free.
Princeton Regional Schools, in partnership with community members and organizations that serve Princeton, will host “An Evening of Gospel Music and Dance” on Friday, February 24, at 7:30 PM in the Princeton High School Performing Arts Center, corner of Walnut Lane and Franklin Avenue. The concert will feature music composed and arranged by Dr. Raymond Wise, who will also do a three-day residency with PRS students from all grade levels. For tickets ( $10 or $5 for students and seniors) call Mr. Highland at 609-806-4280.
A lifelong church musician and an ordained minister, Dr. Raymond Wise has prepared choirs to perform for national recording artists such as Kenny Rogers, Diana Ross, Yolanda Adams, Tramaine Hawkins, and Wintley Phipps. He has also served as chorus master for several Opera Columbus productions and co-musical director for “Harlem Hallelujah,” a live Sunday morning service at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. As a composer, Dr. Wise has penned more than 600 compositions that have been performed and recorded by local, national, and international recording artists. He has appeared on radio and television, recorded twenty albums, and toured extensively throughout the world as a singer, dancer, pianist, composer, choral director, lecturer, and teacher.
The concert includes performances by the Princeton High School Choirs, the Trenton Children’s Chorus, and the Revelation Praise Dance Ministry of First Baptist Church. Choir members from Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church and First Baptist Church of Princeton will also join the students and Dr. Wise to perform three finale selections.
Also, as posted previously
Thur., Feb. 9 – Discussion of images and stereotypes of black men and women, how they are portrayed in the media, and the ways their stereotypes affect relationships in the black community. Carl Field Center, Class of 1985 rroom, 7 pm.
Tues, Feb.14 – Dr. Rice-Jordan, granddaughter of the founder of the Bordentown School (Manual Training and Industrial School for Colored Youth), will make a presentation at Westminster Choir College, Cottage 8, 7:00 pm.
Sun., Feb.19 – Film that chronicles the life and significant contributions of singer and human rights champion Harry Belafonte, Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St., 6:30 pm (“Sing Your Song” runs 1 hr. 44 min.)
Fri., Feb. 24 – Journalist/writer Harry Kendall will speak about the Underground Railroad and the fugitive slave insurrection in Christiana PA, the subject of his forthcoming novel. Princeton Public Library, 11:30 am.
Mon. Feb. 27 – Barnes and Noble African American Interest Group, 7 p.m., book discussion led by Barbara Flythe on “Whose Afraid of Post Blackness,” by Toure, who interviewed 105 well-known African Americans for their opinions and thoughts.