Celebrating Black History Month, the Africana Studies Program, the American Culture Program, the Office of the Dean of the Faculty, the history department, the Black Student Union (BSU) and the Council of Black Seniors (CBS) presented a month-long series of events.  A film series included Armistad (1997), Carmen Jones (1954) and Rosewood (1997), a gospel concert was held in the Chapel and “Midnight Love,” a formal dance open to the entire campus community, featured classic soul and R&B music. 

Highlights of the month included a campus residency on February 7th and 8th by journalist Wallace Terry, a former war correspondent for TIME magazine, reporter for The Washington Post and the author of Bloods: An Oral History of the Vietnam War (1984) and—in conjunction with the Dutchess County Arts Council—two performances by Raymond Jackson, a concert pianist and professor of music at Howard University.  Terry spoke on “Battle Hearts: How the Dream of Martin Luther King Came True on the Battlefields” and opened an exhibition in the James W. Palmer II ’90 Gallery entitled “The Way We War.”  Professor Jackson gave two performances on March 1, a morning program for young people and “Piano Music of Black Composers,” a lecture-performance, in the evening.     The Miscellany News