Civil Rights Trip Brought Text to Life for Students

Civil Rights Trip to Alabama

For Codey Young, a sophomore Sociology and Philosophy double major, a spring break trip to civil rights sites in Alabama brought him back to a W.E.B. Dubois quote engraved on the Strassburger Commons near the Kaleidoscope: “Of all the civil rights for which the world has struggled and fought for 5,000 years, the right to learn is undoubtedly the most fundamental.” Read More»


Black History Month Views Ursinus History in the 1970s

An eclectic mix of performances, lectures, presentations and discussions marked Black History Month at Ursinus College. Programs included a talk by 2009 Ursinus graduate Jennifer Thompkins, who received a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard; a talk by Biology Professor Rebecca Roberts, on “environmental racism;”  Read More»


Celebrating Black History Month

An exciting mix of performances, lectures, presentations and discussions will take place in celebration of Black History Month. Locations, times and additional details for each event are listed below. Read More»


Jazz Flutist to Perform

As a part of Ursinus’ continuing celebration of Black History Month, flutist Galen Razzaq will give a jazz performance on Feb. 16 in Wismer Lower Lounge at 7 p.m. Born in Montclair, N. J., Razzaq is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music and Rutgers University, and holds a master’s degree in fine arts and education. He is also an arranger, composer, director, educator, and writer. Read More»


Performance, Films, Mark Black History Month

The one-man play James Baldwin: Down from the Mountaintop, written and performed by Tony Award-nominated actor Calvin Levels, will open several special events at Ursinus College in observance of Black History Month. The biographical play sketches the complex life of novelist, playwright, essayist and civil rights activist James Baldwin. Read More»


Ursinus Commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Ursinus will host a week’s worth of events to further advance his vision of equality. Martin Luther King Week will kick off Monday, Jan. 17 with an ecumenical service at noon in Bomberger Hall, followed by a candlelight vigil at 6 p.m. in Unity House. Read More»