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Merritt College’s New, Unique Africana Center

2 February 2016


What better way to start Black History Month than by visiting Merritt College’s New Africana Studies Community Research Center, led by African American Studies Department Chair Siri Brown.

The Department of African American Studies at Merritt College has completed a unique Africana Studies Community Research Center that houses an originally designed curriculum to be used on ipads and/or computers.  The curriculum comprises of interactive museum-quality learning modules where students can engage through visual, touch screen and e-portfolio lessons about African American history. The modules are multilayered high impact visual installments produced by award winning filmmakers and graphic designers.

The center is fully ADA compliant for hearing and visually impaired learners and accessible in Spanish.

The Africana Center includes a Black Family Research Specialist who works with students 2 days a week to train them on genealogy processes.  Students work on their own family histories through interviewing elders, archival research and DNA testing to create portfolios to enhance academic skills and enrich families with more information about their history.

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P-SPAN – Black History Month events at College of Alameda and Laney College

6 March 2014

Economic Justice lecture at Laney College

Black History Month continues at Laney College, with a lecture by Professor Danae Martinez, “The History of Economic Justice in the Struggle for Full Citizenship and Civil Rights.” The event took place on February 11, 2014.

“Fruitvale Station” panel discussion at College of Alameda

Black History Month continues at College of Alameda, with a panel discussion about the film “Fruitvale Station.” The event took place on February 13, 2014.

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Peralta News – Black History Month Kick Off at College of Alameda

13 February 2014

On February 4th, College of Alameda kicked off Black History Month with a recreation of both The March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr’s, “I Have a Dream” speech. Students & staff got to experience an authentic bus from the 1950’s in salute to Rosa Parks birthday.

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Black History Month Film Festival at Berkeley City College

10 February 2014


 Feb. 3: Malcolm X / Feb. 12:  The Butler / Feb. 19: Ray / Feb. 28: Ali

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