2012 BLACK HISTORY MONTH • Wilmington College

2012 BLACK HISTORY MONTH • Wilmington College
Sun., Feb. 5
Central State University Chorus in Concert, First Christian Church in Wilmington, 4 to
5:30 p.m. (No charge with a free will offering.)
Sat., Feb. 11
Field Trip to Cincinnati’s National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Vans
depart Austin Lot at 12:30 p.m., return to campus approximately 5:30 p.m. (WC student charge is $3, which
covers $9 ticket and transportation). Contact Art Brooks at ext. 335 for reservations.
Thurs., Feb. 16
Black History Month Luncheon featuring WC alumnus Galen Gordon, director of
Launch Cincinnati, “How Black History Impacted My Life,” 11:30 a.m. to12:50 p.m.; Pyle Center Dining Rooms
C & D.
Wed., Feb. 22
All-College Worship Service featuring Art Brooks, director of Multicultural Affairs, speaking
on ”Feeling the Spirit of Black History, ”12:05 to 12:35 p.m., T. Canby Jones Meetinghouse, Quaker Heritage
Fri., Feb. 24 Panel Discussion of “Black History in Wilmington and Clinton County,” 11:30 a.m. to
12:50 p.m., Pyle Center Dining Rooms C & D.
Mon., Feb. 27
BSI’s Annual African Village “Telling the Black History Story,” through music, dance,
poetry and historical skits, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Top of Pyle Center (Refreshments Served and Door Prizes)
BSI will show and discuss the following African-American-related films: Harlem Nights, Rosewood, The Great
Debaters, and Beloved on Tuesday evenings starting Feb. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the BSI House. Refreshments will be
Be sure to view the display boards highlighting Black History Month in Pyle Student Center and Watson
Library. Also, visit the Quaker Heritage Center gallery exhibit “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,”
through Feb. 17.
For More Information on Black History Month events contact:
Ashton Rone
Art Brooks
Black Student Initiative President
(513) 225-5477
Director of Multicultural Affairs
(937) 382-6661, ext. 335
Non-campus community members are requested to make luncheon reservations at
382-6661 ext. 335.
W I L M I N G T O N C O L L E G E 2 0 12
Black Family Pledge
Because we have forgotten our ancestors, our children no longer give us honor.
Because we have lost the path our ancestors cleared, kneeling in perilous
undergrowth, our children cannot find their way.
Because we have banished the God of our ancestors, our children cannot pray.
Because the old wails of our ancestors have faded beyond our hearing, our children
cannot hear us crying.
Because we have abandoned our wisdom of mothering and fathering, our befuddled
children give birth to children they neither want or understand.
Because we have forgotten how to love, the adversary is within our gates, and holds
us up to the mirror of the world, shouting, “Regard the loveless.”
Therefore we pledge to bind ourselves again to one another,
To embrace our lowliest, To keep company with our loneliest,
To educate our illiterate, To feed our starving,
To clothe our ragged,
To do all good things, knowing that we are more
than keepers of our brothers and sisters.
We are our brothers and sisters.
In honor of those who toiled and implored God with golden tongues,
and in gratitude to the same
God who brought us out of hopeless desolation.
We make this pledge.
— Dr. Maya Angelou
Black Student Initiative
executive board members
Ashton Rone, President
Desirae Bedford,Vice President
Asha Cornett, Treasurer
Amethyst Rayford, Secretary
Jada Brown, SGA Representative
Lavonte Darby, Sergeant-at-Arms
Bria Eslick, Co-Publicity
Shabria Wilson, Co-Publicity
Co-Advisors, Chip Murdock & Art Brooks
Our sincere appreciation to the following offices,
groups and individuals who played a major role
in the planning and implementation of
activities commemorating Black History Month
at Wilmington College:
• APB, BSI, and SGA
• Conference Services
• First Christian Church, Bible Missionary
Baptist Church, Cornerstone Baptist Church
• Public Relations Office
• Elizabeth Haskins
• Sigrid Solomon and the Student Life Staff
• Sodexo Catering Services
• Watson Library and Media Center Staff