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The story of the death of Fred Hampton, the former leader of the Chicago chapter of the Black Panthers in the late-1960s, will be one of a series of films screened at DSU during the campus' observance of Black History Month in February.

  DSU Black History Events in February


 

Delaware State University will host a series of films on campus as part of its observance of Black History Month in addition to its annual observance of Founders Day. All of the events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
 
7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6 – Martin Luther King Student Center, Meeting Room 207 A & B
The Great Debaters -- Feature length film starring and directed by Denzel Washington about a small Texas HBCU debating team in the early 1900s.
 
11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 -- Education & Humanities Theatre
DSU Founders Day Program -- This year's annual observance of Black History at DSU will feature stage portrayals of all 10 permanent presidents and two acting presidents in the 121-year history of the institution.
 
4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13 – Martin Luther King Student Center, Meeting Room 207 A & B
Cointelpro 101A documentary film that explores the history of political surveillance and repression against the African American activism of the turbulent 1960s and 1970s.
 

The DSU Concert Choir will join Wesley College's Choir and the Delaware Symphony Orchestra for a Feb. 17 concert -- Journey of the Spirit -- at the Schwartz Center for the Arts in downtown Dover.

7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13 – Martin Luther King Student Center, Meeting Room 207 A & B
Let Freedom SingA documentary film that explores how music influenced and inspired the Civil Rights Movement.
 
7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17 -- Schwartz Center for the Arts (downtown Dover, 226 S. State St.)
Journey of the Spirit, A Celebration of African American Heritage Through Music -- A concert collaboration joining concert choirs of DSU and Wesley College, accompanied by the Delaware Symphony Orchestra. Performed will be pieces either composed by or for the African American community, dating back from the 1700s to present. DSU alumnus the Rev. John Moore will provide his well-known narration of the words of Martin Luther King against the backdrop of music. Tickets are $35 for adults, $32 for senior citizens and military members, $25 for students, and $18 for children 12 and younger.
 
4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20 – Martin Luther King Student Center, Meeting Room 207 A & B
The Murder of Fred HamptonAn award-winning documentary that examines the death of the 21-year old leader of the Chicago chapter of the Black Panther Party in the late 1960s.
 
7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20 – Martin Luther King Student Center, Meeting Room 207 A & B
The Spook Who Sat By the DoorFeature length film from the 1970s that explores through drama the protest mood of that era in African American life.

                  Hill Harper

 
7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 -- Education & Humanities Theatre
Guest speaker Hill Harper -- The actor, best-selling author and philanthropist will give a motivational address. He is also the founder of Manifest Your Destiny Foundation, which is dedicated to empowering and inspiring youth to succeed through mentorship, scholarship and grant programs.
 
7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 -- Martin Luther King Student Center, Parlor A & B
More Than A Month -- A screening of the documentary film that will be featured on PBS about Black History Month. The documentary's filmmaker Shukree Tilghman will be at the DSU screening to talk about this cinematic work.
  
 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27 – Martin Luther King Student Center, Meeting Room 207 A & B
THE FBI's War on Black AmericaA documentary film that explores the FBI's response to African American protest movements and personalities during the 1960s and 1970s, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27 – Martin Luther King Student Center, Meeting Room 207 A & B
When We Were KingsA documentary that explores the dynamics of sports, politics, culture, and music entertainment surrounding the championship fight of Muhammad Ali and George Foreman in the Central African country of Zaire in the 1970s.