Black Greeks: The Divine Nine of Social Action
Sunday, February 28, 4:00-5:30 PM
Are you aware of the role historically Black Greek-letter organizations and their members have played in the Black community and beyond? Ja’Milla Lomas, Smith College Class of 2000, has been a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, for more than 20 years. Join us as she explores the ongoing impact the Divine Nine, as they came to be known, have on the educational, economic, social and political advancements of the African American Community.
From their founding at American colleges and universities, Greek-letter organizations have contributed to the seminal moments of civil rights advancement, been a resource of support for students in their educational development and served as pillars of community action and involvement as they championed matters that impact the daily lives of African Americans.
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Limit: 100 participants
Cost: Free for Members and Non-Members
You must be registered before 2:00 PM on Sunday, February 28 to join the event. The Zoom link and password details will be shared by 5:00 PM on the day prior to the event and again, a few hours prior to the start of the event.
Beyond the Amistad: Black History at the Connecticut Historical Society
This event has been postponed until sometime in the near future. Watch for updates!
Join a virtual tour with the Connecticut Historical Society representing the spectrum of the Black experience in Connecticut. The tour is co-sponsored by the Smith College Clubs of New York City and Greenwich-Stamford – a first collaboration - and received a ‘high interest’ rating in a recent SCCNYC survey of CHS’ offerings.
Some of the topics covered in the tour include:
Learn about a Harlem Renaissance writer, Ann Petry, who carefully preserved artifacts chronicling the Black community of Saybrook;
Examine daguerreotypes by Augustus Washington, who abandoned a successful Hartford photography business to build a new nation in Africa;
See and consider artifacts documenting the Civil Rights movement in the state (CT);
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