Wilkes-Barre, Pa., February 6, 2023—King’s College is hosting three, free and open to the community events during February’s Black History Month, all of which are sponsored by the College’s Office of Multicultural and International Student Programs. These events are presented alongside several internal campus programs. Additional details will be made available closer to each event, and questions may be directed to Jasmine Giddings, Director of the Office of Multicultural and International Student Programs, at jasminegiddings@kings.edu.  

African American Evolution of Music

Thursday, February 9, 3:30-4 p.m. at the Widmann Art Gallery 

From slavery until now, music has been an important role of expression. Walk around each display to see photos of rhythm and music as you are surrounded with music to elevate the experience. 

Black History Month: Movie and Snacks

Monday, February 13, 7:30 p.m., in the Burke Auditorium, William G. McGowan School of Business 

Everyone is invited to watch The Wiz, a 1978 American musical adventure fantasy film directed by Sidney Lumet and produced by Rob Cohen. A reimagining of L. Frank Baum's classic 1900 children's novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, featuring an entirely African American cast, the film was loosely adapted from the 1974 Broadway musical of the same title. It follows the adventures of Dorothy, a shy, twenty-four-year-old Harlem schoolteacher who finds herself magically transported to the urban fantasy Land of Oz, which resembles a dream version of New York City. 

Black History Month Celebration

Monday, February 27, 5 p.m., Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, Third Floor 

Join us for a presentation from a keynote speaker along with networking opportunities, food, bingo, photos, and live music!