In celebration of Black History Month at Reed College, please join us for these events.
7:30 p.m., Saturday, February 5
Eliot Hall chapel
For more than 30 years, the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble has carried on the African American tradition of percussive jazz from a distinctly Midwest-Chicago perspective. The ensemble features the talents of three internationally renowned musicians: Dr. Kahil El’Zabar, percussionist, composer, and a prolific jazz innovator; Ernest Dawkins, a premier jazz saxophonist and composer; and Corey Wilkes, trumpet, an artist in residence and board member with the Jazz Institute of Chicago.
The ensemble will be accompanied by jazz musician David Ornette Cherry.
7:30 p.m., Saturday, February 19
Annette Gordon-Reed joined the Harvard faculty in 2010 as a professor of law at Harvard Law School, a professor of history in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and the Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. She is the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in History for her book The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family, and the recipient of a 2010 MacArthur Fellowship.
8 p.m., Saturday, February 26
Manning Marable is the M. Moran Weston and Black Alumni Council Professor of African-American Studies and professor of history and public affairs at Columbia University. He was founding director of African American Studies at Columbia from 1993 to 2003. Since 2002, he has directed Columbia’s Center for Contemporary Black History.