Celebrating Black History Month

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center - Monday, January 27, 2014

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Little Rock, AR (Jan. 27, 2014) --- February at MosaicTemplars Cultural Center will feature numerous activities to celebrate BlackHistory month. All events are free and open to the public.

The schedule of activities includes:

  • Speak Now or Forever Hold your Piece – Sat., Feb. 1, 6 p.m.

Local poetry troupe Foreign Tongues will perform original spoken word pieces. Theevening will feature 2012 National Poetry Slam Champion Tarriona ‘Tank’ Ball.

  • It’s in the Bag: Lunch ‘n Learn – Tues., Feb. 4, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

The next installment of this lunch program welcomes the cast of The Rep’s Clybourne Park and KABF Program Manager John Cain for a talk about the performance. Bring your lunch and MTCC provides thedrinks.

  • Living History with Dr.Gwendolyn Twillie – Fri., Feb. 7, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Theinspiring life story of Charlotte Stephens, the first African American teacheremployed by the Little Rock School District, will be brought to life by Dr.Gwendolyn Twillie, former Chairwoman of the UALR Theatre, Arts, and Dance Dept.To register, contact Elvon Reed at 501-683-3592.

  • The Office of theGovernor Celebrates Arkansas’ Black History Month – Tues., Feb. 11, 10 a.m.

The Office of Governor Mike Beebe, in partnership with MTCC, celebrates Arkansas’s Black History Month at the State Capitol Rotunda. Gov. Beebe is the keynote speaker alongwith other community voices. For more information call 501-682-3612.

  • Exhibit Reception &Opening of Repurposed Wonders: The Sculpture of Danny Campbell –Thurs., Feb. 13, 5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m.

MTCCinvites you to the opening reception of the museum’s newest exhibit.Accomplished artist and UAPB Art professor Danny Campbell will present hisnewest collection. Campbell transforms discarded objects like tire treads,automotive parts, and various other materials into vibrant and floral sculptures.

  • Black History Quiz Bowl- Sat., Feb. 15, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The BlackHistory Quiz Bowl returns to MTCC. Teams of students in grades 6-12 from acrossArkansas will test their knowledge of African American history in this annualcompetition. For more information contact Elvon Reed, Director of Education at501-683-3592.

  • 2014 Arkansas BlackHall of Fame Distinguished Laureate Series – Tues., Feb. 18, 10 a.m.

MTCCpartners with the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame to host best-selling author,publisher, educator, and poet Haki R. Madhubutui as he speaks about hisinvolvement in the Civil Rights Movement as well as the influence of art inAfrican American culture. Madhubuti is a 2002 Arkansas Black Hall of Fameinductee.

  • Created Equal:America’s Civil Rights Struggle - Sat., Feb. 22, 1 p.m.

MTCCpartners with the UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture for the firstscreening of the four-part film series, CreatedEqual: America’s Civil Rights Struggle. The series will focus on theremarkable stories of individuals who challenged the social and legal statusquo of deeply rooted institutions, from slavery to segregation. The first film,The Abolitionist, will be screened atMTCC with a panel discussion to follow.

  • Voices without Borders– Thurs., Feb. 27, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Dr. IrmaRouten presents her Little Rock area children’s choir live-in-concert for thismusical extravaganza. .

To stay up to date on MTCC’s events throughoutBlack History Month and the rest of the year, sign up for e-news

The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, amuseum of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, is dedicated to telling thehistory of African Americans in Arkansas from 1870 to the present, especiallyin the areas of politics, business and the arts. Other agencies of theDepartment of Arkansas Heritage include Arkansas Arts Council, ArkansasHistoric Preservation, Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, Delta CulturalCenter, Historic Arkansas Museum and Old State House Museum.

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