In celebration of Black History Month, the Grove Hall Branch will host a series of lectures, screenings, and discussions:
Saturday, February 11: Funlayo Wood, PhD student in the Department of African and African American Studies at Harvard University and initiated priestess in the Yoruba Ifá-Òrìsà tradition, will discuss African and African-derived religious practices in the talk “‘Other’ Spaces of Black Spirituality” at 12 p.m.
Saturday, February 11: Annie Kountz, graduate student at Harvard University, will present on incarceration and the impact it has on the African American community. This presentation is part of the Grove Hall Branch Library’s Harvard Scholarship in the Community presentation series for Black History Month. From 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 16: Lisanne Norman, PhD student at Harvard University, explores how Marcus Garvey’s contributions to the early 20th-century African American struggle for freedom and equality movement is often overlooked due to his scandalous exit from America in the talk “Marcus Garvey: A Light in the Darkness?” at 6 p.m.
Saturday, February 18: Giovanna Micconi, PhD student of African American Literature at Harvard University, will discuss William Demby’s life in the talk “William Demby and African American Expatriates in Italy” at 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, February 23: Oludamini Ogunnaike will present on Sufism, the mystical dimension of Islam, and its powerful presence in Senegal at 6 p.m.
Grove Hall Branch is located at 41 Geneva Ave, Dorchester, MA. For more information please call: 617.427.3337.