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1619 - 2019: 400 Years of African American History

Past Events

January 8, 2019: Walk A Mile in My Shoes: An Immersive Experience in African American History 
Today's events are offered in conjunction with the Welcome Back luncheons and, therefore, are for current SJR State students only.

PAC: Viking Center 9:30 - 12:30
SAC: Student Center, 11:00 - 1:00
OPC: A Building lounge, 9:00 - noon


January 9, 2019: Walk A Mile in My Shoes: An Immersive Experience in African American History 
Today's events are offered in conjunction with the Welcome Back luncheons and, therefore, are for current SJR State students only.

PAC: Viking Center 9:30 - 12:30
OPC: A Building lounge, 9:00 - noon


January 14, 2019  The Whole Staircase Film Series - The Black Atlantic, 1500 - 1800

Location: Orange Park Campus, Building D, room 14
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 
All are welcome!

January 16, 2019  The Whole Staircase Film Series - The Black Atlantic, 1500 - 1800

Location: Palatka Campus, Building A, Valhalla Hall
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
 
Location: St. Augustine Campus Library, room L-112
Time: 11:00 - 1:00
All are welcome!

January 21, 2019  MLK Parade and Festival presented by the African-American Cultural Arts Council of Putnam County 

Members of the Adult Education department and Library will join in the Parade and have a booth at the Festival. Come see us!  The Parade will be through Downtown Palatka starting at 10:00. The Festival is at Riverfront Park from 11:00 – 4:00.


January 22, 2019  I Am A Man: An Immersive Experience in African American History

Location: Palatka Campus Library
Time: Drop in anytime from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
All are welcome!

January 23, 2019  I Am A Man: An Immersive Experience in African American History

Location: Orange Park Campus Library
Time: Drop in anytime from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
All are welcome!

January 24, 2019   I Am A Man: An Immersive Experience in African American History
Location: St. Augustine Campus Library, room L-112 
Time: Drop in anytime from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
All are welcome!


February 13, 2019  Black History Month Festival for SJR State Students
Today's event is offered by Student Activities and, therefore, is for current SJR State students only.
Location: St. Augustine Campus, 11:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m.

Visit the Student Center at 11:00 for Black History Month Trivia

Visit with Fort Mose re-enactors in the breezeways

Listen to speaker Jacobi Bedenfield in the C building auditorium at noon


February 14, 2019  The Whole Staircase Film Series - Loving
Location: Palatka Campus, Building A, Valhalla Hall
Start time: 10:00 a.m.

Location: St. Augustine Campus Library, room L-112
Start time: 11:00 a.m.

Location: Orange Park Campus, Building D, room D-14
Start time: 1:00 p.m.

All are welcome!


February 25, 2019  Black History Trivia Contest for SJR State Students 
Today's event is offered in conjunction with Student Activities and, therefore, is for current SJR State students only.
Location: Palatka Campus, Viking Center
Time: noon


February 26, 2019  The Whole Staircase Film Series - Faubourg Tremé: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans  
Location: Palatka Campus, Building A, Valhalla Hall
Time: 10:00 a.m. 
All are welcome!

February 26, 2019  Criminal Justice Discussion Panel - SJR State Academy, local law enforcement observe African-American commemoration with advice to recruits, diversity awareness
Location: St, Augustine Campus, Criminal Justice Center

February 27, 2019  The Whole Staircase Film Series - Faubourg Tremé: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans  
Location: St. Augustine Campus Library, room L-112
Time: 11:00 a.m.

and 

Location: Orange Park Campus, Building D, room D-14
Time: 1:00 p.m.  
All are welcome!


February 28, 2019  Black History Trivia Contest for SJR State Students 
Come join SGA in celebrating 400 years of African American History! Jeopardy| Snacks| Raffle | Prizes 

Today's event is offered by the SGA and Student Activities and, therefore, is for current SJR State students only.
Location: Orange Park Campus, A building Student Lounge 

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 


February 28, 2019   I Am A Man: An Immersive Experience in African American History
Location: Ridgeview High School, Orange Park  

March 4, 2019  The Whole Staircase Film Series - Marshall  
Presented by Sunshine Nealy
Location: Palatka Campus, building A, Valhalla Hall from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
All are welcome!

 

March 11, 2019  The Whole Staircase Film Series - A Raisin in the Sun  
Location: Palatka Campus, building A, Valhalla Hall from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Palatka Campus Library, room L-219C from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Orange Park Campus, building D room D-14 from 1:00 - 4:00 
All are welcome!


March 11, 2019  The Whole Staircase Film Series - To Sir, With Love 
Presented by Dr. Jennifer Hoffman, teacher education professor
Location: St. Augustine Campus Library, room L-112
Time: 10:00 - 1:00 
All are welcome!

March 14, 2019  Signals: In Conversation with the Librarian of Congress: Hidden Figures featuring Margot Lee Shetterly and Donna Gigliotti
Event begins at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Palatka Campus Library
Location: St. Augustine Campus Library, room L-112
Location: Orange Park Campus, Building D, room D-14
All are welcome!


March 27, 2019  The Whole Staircase Film Series - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks 
Presented by Dr. Kim Van Vliet
Location: Palatka Campus, Building A, Valhalla Hall
Time: 5:30 p.m.
All are welcome!


March 28, 2019  The Whole Staircase Film Series - For Colored Girls  
Presented by Sunshine Nealy
Location: Palatka Campus, Building A, Valhalla Hall
Time: 10:00 a.m.
All are welcome!

March 28, 2019  The Whole Staircase Film Series - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks 
Presented by Dr. Kim Van Vliet
Location: Orange Park Campus, Building A, room A-72
Time: 3:00 p.m.
All are welcome!


March 29, 2019  The Whole Staircase Film Series - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks 
Presented by Dr. Kim Van Vliet
Location: St. Augustine Campus Library, room L-112
Time: 3:00 p.m.
All are welcome!

April 3, 2019  Commemorative Speaker Series: Yvonne Hayes Hinson
Location: Palatka Campus, Building A, Valhalla Hall
Time: 11:00 a.m.
All are welcome!


April 5, 2019 Museum Meetup at the Cummer for the Augusta Savage exhibit   

April 10, 2019  Celebrating Duke Ellington in honor of Jazz Appreciation Month 
St. Augustine Campus Library, room L-112. Stop by from 10:00 - 2:00!

10:00 - 11:00 am Listening Party featuring the music of Duke Ellington

11:00 - 12:00 pm Viewing Party: Duke Ellington Performs at the Cotton Club

12:00 - 1:00 pm Viewing Party: Duke Ellington: The Big Band Feeling

1:00 - 2:00 pm Listening Party featuring the music of Duke Ellington

Palatka Campus, Building A,Valhalla Hall. Stop by from 9:30 - 2:30!

All are welcome!

April 11, 2019  The Whole Staircase Film Series - The Help 

Presented by Sunshine Nealy
Location: Palatka Campus, Building A, Valhalla Hall
Time: 10:00 a.m. 
All are welcome!

April 11, 2019  The Whole Staircase Film Series - The Birth of a Nation 
Presented by Dr. Gregory Shealy, professor of history
Location: Orange Park Campus, Building D, Room D-14
Time: 5:30 p.m. 
All are welcome!


April 11, 2019  The Whole Staircase Film Series - Fences 
Presented by Paul Andrews, professor of English
Location: St. Augustine Campus Library, room L-112
Time: 5:30 p.m. 
All are welcome!

April 17, 2019  The Whole Staircase Film Series - Moonlight 
Presented by Kevin Kelly, professor of theatre
Location: Palatka Campus,Building A, Valhalla Hall
Time: 5:30 p.m. 
All are welcome!

April 26, 2019 Museum MeetUp at the Lincolnville Museum & Cultural Center   May 14, 2019  The Whole Staircase Film Series - Glory 
5:30 p.m. in the Palatka Campus Library
All are welcome!

May 15, 2019  Commemorative Speaker Series: Rob Mattson presents African Americans in the Civil War Navies  
5:30 p.m. on the Palatka Campus, Building A, Valhalla Hall
All are welcome!

June 1, 2019  Museum MeetUp at the Orange County Regional History Center for the Highwaymen Meet & Greet  


June 3, 2019   The Whole Staircase Film Series - A Class Divided presented by Professor Julie Blanco-Davila

Time: 9:00 a.m.

St. Augustine Campus, Building C, room C-116

All are welcome!


June 12, 2019  The Whole Staircase Film Series - Loving

Presented on National Loving Day
Times: 1:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Locations: Palatka Campus Library (L-219C) and 
St. Augustine Campus Library (L-112)
All are welcome to this free event!


June 19, 2019  Juneteenth Celebrations for SJR State Students 
This event is provided by the Student Activities Department and is, therefore, for current SJR State students only.

Students, let's come together and enjoy free barbecue and fun with friends!

St. Augustine Campus: 11:00 - 1:00 on the deck

Orange Park: In the library from noon until the food runs out! 

Palatka: In the Viking Center from noon until the food runs out!


June 20, 2019  The Whole Staircase Film Series - The Black Atlantic, 1500 - 1800

Location: Palatka Campus Library
Time: 5:30 p.m. 
An informal discussion with members of The Turning Table's Race Issues Study Circle will be held after the film.
All are welcome to this free event! 

June 26, 2019  Flying to Freedom: A Summer Program Presented to the Students of South Woods Elementary


June 27, 2019  The Whole Staircase Film Series - Faubourg Tremé: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans

Location: Palatka Campus Library
Time: 5:30 p.m. 
An informal discussion with members of The Turning Table's Race Issues Study Circle will be held after the film.
All are welcome to this free event! 

July 3, 2019  Flying to Freedom: A Summer Program Presented to the Students of South Woods Elementary

July 11, 2019  The Whole Staircase Film Series - Marshall
Location: Palatka Campus Library
Time: 5:30 p.m. 
An informal discussion with members of the Race Issues Study Circle will be held after the film.

All are welcome to this free event! 

July 18, 2019  The Whole Staircase Film Series - To Sir, With Love
Location: Palatka Campus Library
Time: 5:30 p.m. 
An informal discussion with members of the Race Issues Study Circle will be held after the film.

All are welcome to this free event! 

July 25, 2019  The Whole Staircase Film Series - A Raisin in the Sun
Location: Palatka Campus Library
Time: 5:30 p.m. 
An informal discussion with members of the Race Issues Study Circle will be held after the film.


All are welcome to this free event! 

August 1, 2019  The Whole Staircase Film Series - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Location: Palatka Campus Library
Time: 5:30 p.m. 
An informal discussion with members of the Race Issues Study Circle will be held after the film.

All are welcome to this free event! 

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Celebration • Education • Reflection

H.R.1242/Public Law 115-102, the 400 Years of African American History Commission Act, establishes 2019 as a year of "commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Africans in the English colonies, at Point Comfort, Virginia, in 1619."  The commemoration is intended “to recognize and highlight the resilience and contributions of African-Americans since 1619; to acknowledge the impact that slavery and laws that enforced racial discrimination had on the United States; and to educate the public about the arrival of Africans in the United States; and the contributions of African-Americans to the United States.” In recognition of this commemoration and with the Act serving as a guide, the SJR State Library has organized a year-long series of events that will provide educational experiences and resources to students and the community that celebrate the history and culture of African Americans.

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Maintenance will cease at the end of 2019 but this site will remain accessible.