Miles College Welcomes Alumnae Autherine Lucy, Class of 1952
Autherine Lucy Foster to Speak at Miles College for
Black History Month
Birmingham, Alabama- Miles College welcomes Autherine Lucy Foster, a Miles College graduate and the first black student to integrate the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa in 1956, Monday, February 12, 2018 in Brown Hall Auditorium at 11:00 a.m.She will speak at the College as a part of the Black History Month events scheduled to take place on campus.
Autherine Lucy Foster is a retired educator who became the first African-American student to desegregate the University of Alabama, amidst group threats. Born on October 5, 1929, in Shiloh, Alabama, Autherine Lucy studied English and worked as a teacher before enrolling at the all-white University of Alabama, which had banned her and a friend's attendance upon previous efforts. She went on to earn a teaching certificate from Selma University before attending Miles College, graduating with a bachelor's in English.
Join us as for this event and a number of other activities scheduled on the campus of Miles College to celebrate the contributions and legacy of blacks in American history.
Other actives include:
February 10, "Black Panther" cartoon in the Kirkwood Balton Theater 3 p.m. This film discusses the rise of the revolutionary militant group known as the Black Panthers and how they were often misunderstood, but yet historically, they were freedom fighters.
February 14, "Elementary Genocide" Brown Hall Chapel 11 a.m. to 12 Noon, film by Mr. Raheem Shabazz concerning the miseducation on a nationwide basis of many black youth and how black youth are slowly dying in the educational system.
February 17, "Out of Darkness" Balton Theater, 3 p.m., This film highlights the untold story of the history of African people.
February 19, The Souls of Black Folk and The Mis-education of the Negro, 11 a.m., Brown Hall Chapel, the discussion is centered around the 115th and 85th anniversary of both works respectively and how far have African-Americans come in reference to education.
February 21, Rahiem Shabazz, filmmaker of "Elementary Genocide" Brown Hall Auditorium 11a.m., He will discuss the nuances of genocide within the American educational setting
February 26, African Cultural Festival, Nathifa Dance Company and food tasting afterwards 11a.m., Pearson Hall. This event will focus on various West African dances as well as traditional West African and Caribbean style foods
February 28, Miles College Choir, Brown Hall Chapel 11 a.m. We will close out black history month celebration with the fantastic choir of Miles College.
National African American History Month in February celebrates the contributions that African Americans have made to American history in their struggles for freedom and equality and deepens our understanding of our Nation's history.
For more Information Contact Shaun Stokes at 252-676-3323