Building Alliances, Forging Friendships Theme of NYU Gallatin s 2009 Black History Month Events


New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study will host “Building Alliances, Forging Friendships”-a series of Black History Month events-February 3-17, at the Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts, 715 Broadway, Main Floor (Enter at 1 Washington Place). Seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Please RSVP to or call 212.998.7375. Subway lines: R, W (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place).

“Strange Fruit”: A film screening Tuesday, February 3, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Strange Fruit is the anti-lynching poem that was written and set to music by Abel Meeropol, a schoolteacher from the Bronx. The haunting ballad, made famous by jazz icon Billie Holiday, remains one of the most influential protest songs ever written. Strange Fruit brings viewers face to face with the terror of lynching as it spotlights the courage and heroism of those who fought for raci 500

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