Cheyney University Arts and Lectures Series

February 4, 2011

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Cheyney University Arts and Lecture Series Events:

Dr. Yohuru Williams - Wednesday, February 16, 7:30 PM, Hailed as one of “the most exciting scholars of his generation,” Dr. Williams is the Chief Historian and Vice President for Public Education and Community Outreach at the Jackie Robinson Foundation in New York City. He is the author of Black Politics/White Power: Civil Rights Black Power and Black Panthers in New Haven (Blackwell, 2006).

Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing: The Impact of Spirituals and Gospel Music on African American Heritage
Dr. Raymond Wise with Cheyney Performers and Guest Artists, Thursday, February 24, 8:00 PM,
Dr. Wise brings his years of experience as a historian, performer, composer, and arranger to the Dudley Theatre stage in this special presentation with performances by Cheyney students and guest artists.

Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman: The Connection, Wed., March 2, 4:00 PM Women’s History Month opens with actors representing Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglas, and Harriet Tubman strolling the historic Cheyney campus sharing their stories and life lessons arrive at Carnegie Hall for a fireside chat.

The Faces of Young: The Purvis Young Exhibit
, April 1 - May 1, The works of outsider artist Purvis Young come to Biddle Hall Art Gallery through an arrangement with Sue and George Viener of the Outsider Folk Gallery in Reading, PA. The exhibit will open with the showing of PurvisofOvertown in the Logan Annex Auditorium followed by a week of activities to celebrate the artist’s life.

Metropolitan Opera soprano Anita Johnson brings Treemonisha to life joined by members of the Cheyney University Concert Choir and Rick Benjamin’s Paragon Ragtime Orchestra in a musical style that speaks directly to modern audiences-from heartfelt arias to rousing ragtime choruses, Thursday, April 21, 8:00 PM, Marian Anderson Music Center, General Admission: $30

These events are sponsored by Strengthening Historically Black College and Universities (Title III). For more information, visit