African-American Heritage Month
The University of Alabama Crossroads Community Center invites the campus and community to participate in a variety of events throughout February during African-American Heritage Month.
“African-American Heritage Month is a chance for us to get together and share our stories,” said Dr. Beverly Hawk, Crossroads Center director. “Our focus is on the sharing of our stories, learning what we have in common and what makes us different. Taken together I believe this month of programming will strengthen the bonds of community on our campus.”
In order to help facilitate this bond of community, the campus will be hosting two UA alumni during February, Dr. Geraldine Bell and Timothy A. Davis. Bell, a 1977 UA graduate and director of the Learning Resources Center at Miles College in Birmingham, will be speaking about her Gee’s Bend quilt collection on Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 3 p.m. in 301 Ferguson Center. She will share pieces of quilt-making tradition as well as information on the stories this Alabama art form has to offer. Davis, a 1996 graduate of the UA School of Social Work and the deputy director of programs at the Alabama Department of Youth Services, will be discussing his experience at youth services Friday, Feb. 18, at 12:15 p.m. in 223 Little Hall.