On Thursday, February 25, 2021, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, UMass Dartmouth College of Visual and Performing Arts presents an artistic collaboration between New Bedford-based 3rd EyE Youth Empowerment and Bronx-based multimedia artist Art Jones, as part of its ongoing CVPA Star Series. The Series takes place every Thursday through April, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on stage inside the Swain Studio at the CVPA Star Store Campus on the corner of Purchase and Union Streets in Downtown New Bedford. Audiences are invited to watch the programs safely from outside the large street-level windows or tune in from home via live stream on www.facebook.com/umassdcvpa.
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
An unapologetic activist, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., left his mark on Congress during his 12 terms in the House of Representatives. Viewed by his Harlem constituents as a dedicated crusader for civil rights, Powell earned the loyalty and respect of many African Americans with his confrontational approach to racial discrimination. Learn more at https://history.house.gov/People/Detail/19872
Rev. Henry Jeter
Rev. Henry N. Jeter was pastor of the Shiloh Baptist Church in Newport and nurtured a family of stringed musicians who traveled the country performing as the Jeter Family. Learn more at https://www.redwoodlibrary.org/blog/mfarias/2017/02/03/pastor-henry-n-jeter-shiloh-baptist-church
Roberta Dunbar was a leading member within the Black women’s club movement. She was a founder of the F. E. Harper Club of Pawtucket and was instrumental in merging this club with the Northeast Federation of Women’s Clubs, in which she served in a number of capacities, including secretary in 1899 and president from 1902 until 1905, and again in the 1930s. Affiliated with the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs she worked tirelessly and, it was said, helped establish eighty-five new branches and recruit 3,000 new members. Learn more at http://www.riheritagehalloffame.org/inductees_detail.cfm?iid=864
Discover Black Past
This 6,000 page reference center is dedicated to providing information to the general public on African American history and the history of more than one billion people of African ancestry around the world. We invite you to explore and use all the resources of BlackPast. Visit https://www.blackpast.org
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