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The Black Investors Showcase
February 12 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
To commemorate Black History Month, February 2019, the Black Student Union (BSU) at Newman University has several events planned to highlight the positives, strengths, and talents of African Americans and provide educational opportunities throughout the month.
One of the major events include a one day exhibit from the Institute of Black Inventions and Technology, “The Black Inventors Showcase.” This exhibit displays more than 100 inventors and innovators, such as Lewis Latimer, a son of escaped slaves who invented carbon filaments for light bulbs; George Washington, the man who founded the city of Centralia, Wash.; and Philippa Duke Schuyler, a child prodigy who became famous for her musical talents during the Harlem Renaissance. This African American showcase will take you on a journey through the African American experience from West Africa to present day America. This exhibit will also include a video entitled “Roots of African Civilization,” that the Newman Community will have opportunity to view.
The Institute of Black Invention and Technology is a traveling museum that showcases over 100 Black inventors, their inventions, portraits, patent drawings, replicas, representative models, and biographies. This event will offer opportunities to infuse faith and spirituality into the Black History month celebrations with the campus community. BSU has also invited other local Catholic and public schools to participate. We will be celebrating the historical and ongoing social, spiritual, artistic and economic contributions of African-American communities.
This exhibit is sponsored by the Gerber Institute for Catholic Studies.