Founder's Week Programs Cover Civil Rights, Desegregation and Music By Black Composers

January 26, 2013

The March 1 convocation program featuring Dr. Bernice A. King at Marian Anderson Music Center marks the culmination of a week of special programs at Cheyney University to commemorate Founder's Day and the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The program will be held at 1 pm in Dudley Theatre.

Activities throughout Founder's Week include the final week of "Tracing Stitches: Exploring a National Treasure" exhibition.  Large story quilts by noted artist and workshop facilitator Wendell George Brown will be on view in Biddle Hall Gallery. Brown, an assistant professor of art at Benedict College, Columbia, S C, served as artist-in-residence at Cheyney University in February.

"A Tribute to Black Composers" is planned for Saturday, March 7 in the Marian Anderson Music Center.  The Cheyney University Choir will perform under the direction of Choir Director Marques L.A. Garrett at 7 pm. All activities are free and open to the public.
Originally planned for Wednesday,February 27, the program by Dr. Terry Rodenberg, retired professor of Sociology and Executive Director of International Studies at Central Misouri State University, has been rescueduled.  The new date is set for April 3, when Dr. Rodenberg  will present a program about "The Negro Leagues and the Desegregation of Baseball...The Rest of the Story," as part of the 2012-2013 Arts and Lectures Series.  The free program  will highlight the impact of desegregation on the Negro League and its influence on baseball today. His talk begins at 1:30 pm in Dudley Theatre.