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Harlem & Beyond



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Day
Date
Time
Event/Location
Mon
2/4
12 pm
Documentary Film Showing: PBS's documentary film "the Tuskegee Airmen: They Fought Two Wars." An inspirational film about the Tuskegee Airmen, 450 African American aviators who battled prejudice at home and fought the axis powers in Europe and North Africa. Originally planned as a military experiment, the Tuskegee Airmen flew 15,000 sorties and 1,500 missions, and their efforts led to the integration of the U.S. armed forces. FREE. Bakersfield Senior Center, 530 Fourth Steet. 661.325.1113.
Thu
2/7
2 pm & 6pm
Documentary Film Showing: PBS's documentary film "the Tuskegee Airmen: They Fought Two Wars." An inspirational film about the Tuskegee Airmen, 450 African American aviators who battled prejudice at home and fought the axis powers in Europe and North Africa. FREE
2 pm showing at Beale Memorial Library, 701 Truxtun Ave. 661.868.0745
6 pm showing at South High School, 1101 Planz Road.
661.837.2756
Sat
2/9
6 pm
Dramatic Presentation: The Living History Exhibit. Reenactments form African American History. Imagine being just a human possession: no legal rights, physically whipped and abused, sold at auction to the highest bidder, or killed at will. Historical scenes from the African American experience - slavery, Reconstruction, World War II, Civil Rights Movement - will be brought to life through poetry, music, chants, dramatic readings, and original writings performed by CEO (Community Empowerment Organization). FREE Bakersfield Senior Center, 530 Fourth Street. 661.325.1113.
Tue
2/12
6 pm
Storytelling Concert: Charlotte Blake Alston Master Storyteller: Family Storytelling Concert. Charlotte Blake Alston, from Pennsylvania, is a storyteller, narrator, instrumentalist and singer who has preformed in venues throughout North America and abroad. Venues include the John F. Kennedy Center for the Preforming Arts, the Smithsonian Institution, the Women of the World Festival in Cape Town South Africa, and many more.charlotte has recieved numerous honors including the prestigious Pew Fellowship in the Arts. She holds two honorary PhD's and received the Circle of Excellence Award from the Naitonal Storytelling Association. This concert is sponsored by the Bakersfield African American Read-In Committee, Harlem and Beyond Planning Committee, and Kern County library. FREE Beale Memorial Library Auditorium. 701 Truxtun Avenue. 661.868.0745.
Sat
2/16
11 am
Children's Event: Michael Raney and Lawanda Smith of the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra will musically trace the development of Black Music in the United States form early church and field songs on through the American idiom of Jazz Music. FREE Russo's Books, 9000 Ming Ave. 661.665.4686
Sat
2/16
11 am
Lecture: How to Keep and Preserve Oral History, a workshop presented by Kern County Library Historian, Chris Livingston. FREE Beale Memorial Library, Tejon Room, 701 Truxtun Ave. 661.868.0745.
Sat
2/16
2 pm
Book Discussion: "Fighting on Two Fronts: A Salute to Military Service by African Americans" is the theme for this event. Engaging personal narratives and interactive discussion addressing some of America's racial, moral, and legal military issues posed in John Holway's book Red Tails: an Oral History of the Tuskegee Airmen will be addressed. Panelists include: Mr. Bob Davis, Mr. Rashid Frey, Mr. Henry Gatewood, Mrs. Amy Green, Mr. James Hicks, Mr. Tommie McCleatan, Mr. Arthur Smith and Mr. Charles Thompson. Most appropriate for ages 10-up. FREE Bakersfield Senior Center. 530 Forth Street. 661.325.1113
Tue
2/19
1 pm
Genealogy Workshop: 500 Years: The African American Experience. Local genealogist
Lynda Finch of the Kern County Genealogy Society will present the
African American experience from 500 years ago up to the present.
She will cover major migrations, influence on the United States,
and much more through visuals and a slide show. Beale Memorial, Tejon Room.
Sat
2/23
6 pm
Harlem & Beyond Fine Arts Finale: 2013 Harlem & Beyond Fine Arts Finale, a cultural, Musical and fine arts event featuring guest speakers Buford Johnson and Rusty Burns, representatives from the Lost Angeles Chapter of the Tuskegee airmen; The Bakersfield Community Praise Dancers, CEO Community Choir, and a host of talented singers, poets, and instrumentalists form the Bakersfield Community. FREE Rising Star Baptist Church, 3421 Wilson Rd. 661.831.2567
Tue
2/26
11 am
Preschool Storytime: Stories, songs, chants, and tales from the African American tradition shared by Veterans from the United States Armed Forces: reverend Antonio Alfred, United States Marine Corps; Mr. Joseph Benoit, United States Navy; and Mrs. Margo VanDiver, United States Navy Reserves. FREE Beale Memorial Library 701 Truxtun Ave. 661.868.0745.
 
   
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