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Princeton Seminary Celebrates Black History Month

February 2–28

Princeton Seminary will celebrate Black History Month with commemorative events throughout February. All events are centered on this year’s theme, “Black Matters,” and are free and open to the public. The month-long celebration is planned and sponsored by the Seminary’s Association of Black Seminarians. 

Wide Image Black History Month

Events include:

Thursday, February 2
Opening Worship Service: “The Image of God in Shades of Black”
Preacher: Kermit Cornell Moss Jr., senior pastor, Manhattan Bible Church, New York, New York
7:00 p.m., Miller Chapel

Tuesday, February 7
Black Food Matters
An exploration of the importance of food and land to black people.
Speakers: Tanya Fields, executive director, BLK ProjeK, Taylor Johnson-Gordon, nutrition educator, The Food Trust, and Pearl Quick, MDiv/MACEF Year 1 student

Thursday, February 9
Black Theology Matters
The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture – “Stay Woke: Remaining Conscious in an Unconscious World”
Lecturer: The Reverend Dr. Otis Moss III, senior pastor, Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago, Illinois
7:00 p.m., Miller Chapel

Monday, February 13
Black Love Matters
A conversation about love and relationships in the black community.
7:00 p.m., Auditorium, Mackay Campus Center

Friday, February 17
Chat ’n Chew: Black History at PTS Matters
A panel discussion about the role of black history at the Seminary.
12:00 p.m., Auditorium, Mackay Campus Center

Friday, February 24–Saturday, February 25
Black Art Matters Weekend
The Colored Museum, A Play and Opening of Art Gallery
A weekend celebrating the contributions of black people to the arts.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Gambrell Room, Scheide Hall

Saturday, February 25
Celebrating the Music of the Black Experience
featuring vocalist Alexa Esperanza Byrd, with guitarist Ismail Abdus-Salaam, drummer Craig C. Hamilton, and bassist Manny Arocho
2:00 p.m., Auditorium, Mackay Campus Center
Cohosted by The Generations Center, Cherry Hill, New Jersey

Tuesday, February 28
Closing Worship Service: “Act Like it Matters”
Preacher: The Reverend Theresa Thames, associate dean of religious life and of the chapel, Princeton University
7:00 p.m., Miller Chapel

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