It’s Black History Month and I’m Feeling Blue

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Quick Quiz: Who in this picture is still alive? Hint: don’t ask the current president

February is a tough month to be at Kenyon College–it’s (usually) extremely cold, the semester is in full swing, work is piling up and break is so close, but yet so far. This February has been particularly difficult for those unhappy with the current political situation in this country. February also happens to be Black History Month and I, for one, am feeling pretty blue.

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Do It Tonight: The Prep School Negro

The Prep School Negro Do It Tonight

Come watch “The Prep School Negro,” a film by André Robert Lee, at the Gund Gallery Theater at 7:00 PM. Andre Robert Lee and his sister grew up in the ghettos of Philadelphia. When Andre was 14 years old, he received a full scholarship to attend one of the most prestigious prep schools in the country, but this new opportunity cost him and his family much more than they could ever have anticipated. In this film, Andre revisits the events of childhood while also spending time with current prep school students of color. This event is an opportunity to view the film and attend a workshop with Kenyon college students and faculty that reflects on the impact of race, class, and education in our lives. The event is hosted by the Black Student Union, Crozier, Discrimination Advisers, Admissions, Natural Sciences, Multicultural Affairs, and the Provost’s Office.

For more information and trailers of this film, check out the website.

  • What: The Prep School Negro: a film by André Robert Lee
  • When: Monday, February 11, 7:00 PM
  • Where: Gund Gallery Theater