Onyx and the Caribbean Student Association are hosting a range of fun, educational, diverse—and often delicious—events all over campus in celebration of Black History Month. Kicking off the month’s events, the Christian Fellowship and Gospel Choir presented the favorite Gospel Explosion concert on February 4, filling Thacher Hall with moving and soulful music and performances.
Russell Weatherspoon, dean of residential life and religion teacher at Phillips Exeter Academy, spoke today with students during assembly about Martin Luther King’s legacy and the charge of the next generation.
To celebrate the rich culture of Haiti, the Caribbean Student Association will show a historical documentary of the island country on February 17 and 24. The students will serve traditional Haitian snacks during the film.
On February 22, Boston-based photographer Don West will speak with students in Straus about his work, which will be on exhibit in Cox Library from February 16 through the end of the month. Mr. West’s work focuses on local black leaders, social advocates, and images of activism.
The reggae band Dis-n-Dat returns to campus for a third year and will perform in Straus Library on February 25. The party will be complete with Dominican food.
Finally, Onyx will hold the celebration’s culminating event—a Chapel service—on February 27. Members of the cultural student group will share their experiences and thoughts about their cultural backgrounds.