Woods Hole Commemorates Black History Month with Several Events

Derrick Jackson

WOODS HOLE – Several science organizations are collaborating on several Woods Hole Black History Month events.

Daniel Black, a professor of African American Studies at Clark Atlanta University, will present a talk today at 12:30 p.m. about why, how and when black people migrated north at Marine Biological Laboratory’s Speck Auditorium.

Programs continue Saturday, February 23 at 2 p.m. as Meadow Hilley of the Black Box Project discusses Cape Cod’s connection to the slave trade at Sea Education Association.

An event for 5th and 6th graders at Quashnet Elementary School features a performance by of “American Storyteller in Ghana” by Grammy nominee Sharon Kennedy Wednesday, February 27.

Award-winning Boston Globe Columnist Derrick Jackson concludes the events with “The Environmental Justice of Renewable Energy” Thursday, February 28 at 4 p.m. at MBL’s Speck Auditorium.

For more information on the free programs, visit woodsholediversity.org.

Woods Hole Black History Month events are sponsored by the Marine Biological Laboratory, National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center), Sea Education Association, U.S. Geological Survey Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, Woods Hole Research Center, and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

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