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Black History Month Virtual Event: “Learning to Love Lincoln”

A recording of this lecture is now available: https://youtu.be/0Zvas_1Q0GM

STC Library presents scholar, author, and professor Diana Schaub of Loyola University Maryland, who will be discussing Frederick Douglass’s speech, “Oration in Memory of Lincoln.”

“Having originally been a severe critic of Abraham Lincoln, the radical abolitionist Frederick Douglass grew to appreciate Lincoln’s prudential statesmanship. In his 1876 “Oration in Memory of Lincoln” he recapitulated that intellectual and emotional journey for the benefit of all Americans.”

All are invited to read this important, captivating speech by Frederick Douglass prior to the event. The speech is available to STC students, faculty, and staff through STC library’s ebook collection at this link, and also available to the general public here.

Black History Month

The South Texas College Library has a variety of activities scheduled throughout the month of February to celebrate Black History Month. Festivities kick off on Monday, Feb. 15, with two guest speaker presentations from Richard Paul and Steven Moss, co-authors of the book “We Could Not Fail”. The presentations will be at 1:00 p.m. at the Mid-Valley Campus Library and at 6:00 p.m. in the Rainbow Room at the Pecan Campus.  Mr. Moss and Mr. Paul will discuss their best-selling book, and after the presentations there will be an opportunity for book signing.

The celebration continues on throughout the week. On Monday, Feb. 15 at 11:00 am, the Technology Campus Library will be showing the film Bessie. Oscar® nominee Queen Latifah (“Chicago”) stars as legendary blues singer Bessie Smith in HBO film’s Bessie, written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Dee Rees (“Pariah”). The film focuses on Smith’s transformation from a struggling young singer into “The Empress of the Blues,” one of the most successful recording artists of the 1920s and an enduring icon today.

On Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 12:00 pm, the Mid-Valley Campus Library will be showing The Pursuit of Happyness. Chris Gardner is bright and talented but is struggling to make ends meet. When he and his five-year-old son are evicted from their apartment, Gardner takes a chance with a prestigious stock brokerage firm. They endure many hardships, but he follows his dream to make a better life for the two of them in this inspirational true story.

Also on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 12:00 pm, the Starr Campus Library will be showing Selma. David Oyelowo stars as Martin Luther King, Jr. in this historical drama set during the height of the American civil-rights movement and depicting the marches from Selma, AL, to the state capital of Montgomery to secure voting rights for black people.

To conclude the events for Black History Month, on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 12:00 pm, the Pecan Campus Library will be showing Selma in Room F102. David Oyelowo stars as Martin Luther King, Jr. in this historical drama set during the height of the American civil-rights movement and depicting the marches from Selma, AL, to the state capital of Montgomery to secure voting rights for black people

For more information, call Angélica María García at 872-2277.

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Intersections of Perception and Self: Deborah Roberts

 

Artist Lecture: Febdeborah robertsruary 18, 1-2 pm

Reception: February 18, 5-7 pm

The South Texas College Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery is proud to present, in collaboration with the college’s Women’s History Month celebrations “Intersections of Perception and Self: A Study in Images.” The exhibit will be on view from February 18 until April 19, 2016. On Thursday, February 18, the exhibit will open with a lecture by artist Deborah Roberts at 1 p.m. and an opening reception from 5-7 p.m.  The artist will discuss their work, inspiration, and process at these events. The South Texas College Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery is located at 3201 West Pecan Boulevard, Bldg. F, in McAllen. All exhibitions are free and open to the public.

Deborah Roberts is a nationally recognized mixed-media artist, from Austin, Texas, who holds a Master of Fine Arts and a Mater of Arts in both African and African American Studies from Syracuse University in New York. Working predominantly in collage, her artwork seeks to explore traditional and societal interpretations of beauty and how these ideals affect identity. Most notably, Robert’s work has been exhibited in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Little Rock and Austin. Roberts received the San Francisco African American Legacy Scholarship in 2013, the Ginsberg-Klaus Award Fellowship in Los Angeles in 2014, and the President’s Point of Light Award from George Bush for her children’s art program, “Success Comes in Cans, Not in Cannots.”

“This exhibit serves to celebrate women artists,” said Gina Otvos, Art Gallery Associate. “Two artists show a connection through a study of images that have transformed the artists’ perceptions of self through disparate points of view and techniques.”

STC’s Library Art Gallery Program exhibits regional, national and international artwork, explores new visions and theories of creativity, and introduces innovative artistic expressions to the South Texas region.

For more information contact Gina Otvos, Library Art Gallery Associate, at 956-872-3488, gotvos@southtexascollege.edu or visit https://library.southtexascollege.edu/lag.

 

Behold the People

Behold The People: R.C. Hickman’s Photographs of Black Dallas

 

New LAG exhibition documents African American life in Texas from 1949-1961

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Behold the People: R.C. Hickman’s Photographs of Black Dallas

On loan from Humanities Texas

On display at the

Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room

March 31-May 12

South Texas College (STC) invites the public to view “Behold the People: R. C. Hickman’s Photographs of Black Dallas, 1949–1961,” an exhibition by the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at The University of Texas at Austin, on display now through May 12, 2016. The exhibition is currently on display at the Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery – Rainbow Room.

Hickman was a Dallas photographer whose thousands of images produced from 1949 to 1961 document aspects of life in an African American community in Texas. His photographs depict a community largely invisible to white Americans—thoroughly a part of mainstream America by virtue of accomplishment and lifestyle but excluded from it because of race.

In addition, Hickman worked as a commercial portrait photographer, a photojournalist for several black newspapers in Dallas, a freelance photographer for national black publications such as Jet, Sepia and Ebony and a photographer for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). His images reveal his awareness of a community within which individuals survive, grow and understand themselves.

“Behold the People: R. C. Hickman’s Photographs of Black Dallas, 1949–1961” is presented in partnership with Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Humanities Texas develops and supports diverse programs across the state, including lectures, oral history projects, teacher institutes, traveling exhibitions and documentary films.

For viewing hour information or to arrange group visits, contact STC Art Gallery Associate Gina Otvos at 956.872.3488 or gotvos@southtexascollege.edu. More information regarding Humanities Texas can be found online at humanitiestexas.org or by calling 512.440.1991.

 


 

Black History Month Film Festival

 

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To commemorate Black History Month the STC Libraries will be screening movies throughout February at different campuses.

Check with your library for more information.

The complete listing is as follows:

“42: The Jacky Robinson Story” starring Harrison Ford and Chadwick Boseman is a film about the racial integration of American professional baseball by player Jackie Robinson, who wore jersey number 42 through his Major League career. It will be shown at:

  • Starr campus library – Feb. 11 at 12:00 pm
  • MidValley library – Feb. 11 at 1:00 pm
  • Pecan library F-102 – Feb. 12 at 11:00 am

 

“Fruitvale Station” starring Michael B. Jordan and Octavia Spencer is based on the true life events of a flawed young man trying hard to live a clean life and support his family who gets swept up in an altercation with police that ended in tragedy.  It will be shown at:

  • MidValley library – Feb. 17 at 10:00 am
  • MidValley library – Feb. 17 at 11:30 am
  • Pecan library F-102 – Feb. 19 at 1:00 pm

 

“The Butler” starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey is a film the real life story of Cecil Gaines, an African-American who eyewitnesses notable events of the 20th century during his 34-year tenure serving as a White House butler.  It will be shown at:

  • Technology campus Library – Feb. 23 at 12:00 pm
  • Pecan library F-102 – Feb. 24 at 1:00 pm
  • Starr campus library – Feb. 25 at 12:00 pm
  • MidValley library – Feb. 25 at 2:30 pm

For a full listing of all of our events visit https://library.southtexascollege.edu/libraryevents or call (956) 872-6485 or email egarcia10@southtexascollege.edu.

Celebrate Black History Month with these events

libevents-berry Festivities kick off on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 at 6 p.m. when Dr. Daina Ramey Berry of The University of Texas at Austin speaks about the experiences of enslaved, young negro women. Her lecture, “For Sale, A Young Negro Woman: Auctions, Breeding and Enslaved Women in Early America,” will be given at the college’s Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room located at 3201 West Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. Dr. Berry is a leading scholar on gender and slavery. She has appeared on several syndicated radio and television shows including NBC’s, “Who Do you Think You Are?,” where she reconstructed the enslaved genealogy of director Spike Lee. The celebration continues on Tuesday, Feb. 21 when Dr. Brent M.S. Campney of The University of Texas-Pan American gives his talk “A Fight for the Rights of My People: William Bolden Townsend and the Struggle Against Lynching and Racial Violence.” He will talk at 6 p.m. at the Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room. In addition at the Rainbow Room, a display of posters commemorates milestones in the Civil Rights Movement. The month-long celebration was made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information about the events contact Chris Davis at 956-872-2275 or at crdavis@southtexascollege.edu. libevents-berry2Having trouble seeing this post? Visit https://library.southtexascollege.edu/blog/.