What: African American History Film & Discussion Series
When:  Every THURSDAY – February 5th through March 5th
Where: Albany Housing Authority,   200 Pearl Street (in Downtown Albany)
Details:  See flyer below for additional information on films and times
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The MLK Luncheon is FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC!  

What: Luncheon Featuring MSNBC Journalist Touré Neblett
Highlights Black History Month Festivities at SUNY Albany
When: Thursday, Feb. 12 at Noon – 2pm
Where: SUNYA Campus Center Ballroom – Washington, Avenue 

Details: Television host, cultural critic and author Touré Neblett will be featured as the keynote speaker for the University at Albany’s 36th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon at noon on Thursday, Feb. 12, in the Campus Center Ballroom. The luncheon highlights a series of free UAlbany events commemorating Black History Month.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The event is sponsored by the Division of Student Success and Office of Intercultural Student Engagement, in cooperation with the Office of the President, Student Association and University Auxiliary Services.


FLYER:  Schenectady High School – Freedom Summer.jpg

Free showing of Freedom Summer a two hour American Experience documentary fresh from the Sundance Film Festival World Premiere in 2014 – produced by Mont Pleasant High School Graduate Cyndee ReaddeanWhen: Feb 13th at 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Where: Schenectady High School auditoriumDetails:  In the hot and deadly summer of 1964, the nation could not turn away from Mississippi. Over 10 memorable weeks known as the Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers joined with organizers and local African Americans in a historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in one of the nation’s most segregated states- even in the face of intimidation, physical violence and death.On Feb 13th at 5:30, in the SHS auditorium there will be a full screening of the film with a post discussion with producer Cyndee Readdean.  Cyndee is the daughter of Shirley Readdean a former member of the Schenectady County Human Rights Commission.  Transportation will be available- look for more information in the coming weeks.  ​ Schenectady High School – Freedom Summer.jpg
Additional Black History Month Events: Also in honor of Black History Month, the University’s Multicultural Resource Center and Campus Programming Board is hosting “Sabali Night” to celebrate traditional West African culture on Saturday, Feb. 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Campus Center Recreation Area. Other Black History Month events include:•Feb. 2 to Feb. 6 – African Heritage Documentary Series, featuring the following films: “Eyes on the Prize,” “Eyes on the Prize II,” “Hidden Colors Part 1, 2 and 3,” “500 Years Later” and “The Garifuna Journey,” Monday – Thursday, 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Multicultural Resource Center (CC 346)•Feb. 6 – “Let the Fire Burn” film and discussion with award-winning filmmaker Jason Osder, 7:00 p.m., Page Hall, 135 Western Ave. New York State Writers Institute and Rockefeller College.•Feb. 8 – “The Two Towns of Jasper” film and discussion, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., Campus Center Terrace Lounge. National Coalition Building Institute.•Feb. 13 – “Night Catches Us” film and discussion, 7:00 p.m., Page Hall, 135 Western Ave. New York State Writers Institute and Rockefeller College.

•Feb. 13 – “Night Catches Us” film and discussion, 7:00 p.m., Page Hall, 135 Western Ave. New York State Writers Institute and Rockefeller College.

•Feb. 24 – WHMT Community Cinema Program presents “American Denial” film and discussion, 6:30 p.m., Campus Center Assembly Hall.

To learn more about the esteemed achievements of African Americans in UAlbany’s history, visit our Black History Month timeline.