Programs and events are free and open to the University community unless otherwise noted. All events that require tickets can be purchased at all University of Delaware Box Offices, (302) 831-4012. For additional University events see UD Campus Events. Feel free to contact the CBC to find out more about any of these events.

African Consciousness Celebration 2007 ~
Celebrating Black History February and Beyond, Diversity and Democracy
Thursday, February 15 2007 Black History Month Extravaganza
Diversity and Democracy: Making Multiculturalism Work

Speaker: Dr. Manning Marable
Where: Trabant Multipurpose Rooms
Time: 5:00pm

Manning Marable is a historian, political theorist, journalist, human rights activist, and has been Professor of Public Affairs, Political Science, and History at Columbia University since 1993. The evening begins with a reception and live entertainment at 5:00 pm. The program begins at 5:30 pm and will feature selections from the University of Delaware Gospel Choir. Sponsored by the Black Student Union and Center for Black Culture.

» Read More about Dr. Manning Marable

February 16, 2007
Sister 2 Sister
Where: Center for Black Culture
Time: 3:30pm

February 16, 2007
Where: Mitchell Hall
Time: 8:00pm

Join the Center for Black Culture as we support the Performing Arts Series' presentation of Philadanco. The Philadanco Dance Company has established itself as one of America's foremost dance ensembles for its daring approach to dance. A limited number of tickets are available for UD students in the Center for Black Culture for $3.

February 17, 2007
A Night of SOUL
Where: Pearson Hall Auditorium
Time: 8:00pm

The evening includes performances by Eric Roberson and Tyra Starr. Tickets are on sale now at all UD Box Offices and Ticket Master Outlets. UD students $8 & two for $12; General public $10. Sponsored by CPAB.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007 Our Young Black Men Are Dying
Where: Bacchus Theater
Time: 7:00pm

The play is a series of vignettes addressing issues facing young black men in America. The topics are as relevant as today's headlines and as real as walking through any inner-city neighborhood. "Our Young Black Men" is much more than a play, it is an opportunity to discuss real issues facing contemporary American society. All members of the UD community are invited to witness this historic event, engage in a thought- provoking discussion, and offer realistic solutions. Sponsored by CPAB.

Spring 2007 Events ~
March 3, 2007
Multi-ethnic Career Fair
Where: Trabant Multipurpose Room
Time: 9:30am - 2:15pm

The theme for this year's program is "Turning Interests into Careers: Thinking Outside the Box". The program will provide freshmen and sophomores an opportunity to meet recent alumni and to learn how to utilize University resources to build a successful career. To register, visit All attendees will be eligible to win a $500 book scholarship, a $400 travel voucher from Southwest Airlines and a host of other prizes.

March 8, 2007
Beyond Barriers: Coalition Building in African American and Latino Communities
Where: Trabant Multipurpose Room
Time: 5:00 p.m.

Bobby Seale
- Bobby Seale
Felipe Luciano
- Felipe Luciano
The program will focus on establishing unity through the experiences of Black Panthers co-founder Bobby Seale and Young Lords co-founder Felipe Luciano.

Presented by the Black Student Union, Campus Alliance de la Raza, Cultural Programming Advisory Board, Chi Upsilon Sigma National Sorority, Inc., & Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity, Inc.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 Contemporary Civil Rights: How Do We Gauge Progress?
Speaker: Julian Bond
Where: Trabant Multipurpose Room
Time: 7p.m.

Julian Bond
- Julian Bond
From his days as a student to his current Chairmanship of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Julian Bond has been an active participant in the movements for civil rights and economic justice. As an activist who has faced jail for his convictions, as a veteran of more than 20 years service in the Georgia General Assembly, as a university professor, and as a writer, he has been on the cutting edge of social change since 1960.

Bond has served as chairman of the NAACP, the oldest and largest civil rights organizations, since 1998. In 2002, he received the prestigious National Freedom Award. He is a Distinguished Professor at American University in Washington, DC, and serves as Professor in history at the University of Virginia until May 2006.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007 Sojourner Truth: Ain't I A Woman?
Starring: Kathyrn Woods
Where: Bacchus Theater
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Kathryn Woods
- Kathryn Woods
In this one-woman play Kathyrn Woods will portray co-founder of the nineteenth-century Civil Rights Movement Sojourner Truth, known for her famous "Ain't I a Woman?" speech of the 1851 Women's Right Convention.

Sponsored by the Office of Womens Affairs, Affirmative Action and Multicultural Programs, Cultural Programming Advisory Board, Black American Studies, Womens Studies.

Black Arts Festival

Friday, April 6th 2007 Delaware African Students Association Presents:
Snapshot of Africa: Masks Unveiled

Where: Bacchus Theater - Perkins Student Center
Doors Open @ 6:30pm
Show Starts @ 7:00pm
$10 - UD Students/Faculty (in advance)
$15 - General Admission
Tickets on sale at all UD Box Offices and
Red Carpet Attire
"Join DASA for a Night of Food, Fun, and Entertainment!"

April 14, 2007
Annual Richard "Dick" Wilson Step Show
Sponsored by the National Pan-Hellenic Council
"Come out and support the Greek Community in their efforts to preserve and uplift the cultural significance of STEPPING!"
Where: Bob Carpenter Center
TDoors Open @ 6:00pm
Show Starts @ 7:00pm
UD Students $12.00 in advance/$14.00 @ the Door
OFF Campus $15.00 in advance/$18.00 @ the Door
Tickets on sale at all UD Box Offices and
NO COMBO's for stepshow and Party
Party (flat rate) 5.00-UD/7.00-OFF

Saturday, April 21st 2007 Dark Arts Dance Company Presents:
Satisfying Dreams Through Innovative Movement

Where: Mitchell Hall
Show Starts @ 7:00pm
$4 - UD Students (in advance)/ $6 (at the door)
$5 - General Public (in advance)/ $7 (at the door)
Tickets on sale at all UD Box Offices and

April 26, 2007
The Cultural Programming Advisory Board Presents:
Musiq Soulchild with special guest Lupe Fiasco

Where: Bob Carpenter Center
Doors Open @ 7pm
Show Starts @ 8pm
$21 with UD ID (in advance)/$25 (at the door)
$25 for General Public (in advance)/$30 (at the door)
Tickets go on sale at all UD Box Offices and on Thursday, April 5th 2007

April 28, 2007

The Cultural Programming Advisory Board
and the University of Delaware Gospel Choir Presents:
Gospelrama featuring Youthful Praise

Where: Trabant Multipurpose Rooms
Doors Open @ 4:30pm
Show Starts @ 5:00pm
$5 - UD Students
$7 - Faculty/General Public
Tickets go on sale at all UD Box Offices and on Friday, April 6th 2007

May 25, 2007
Kente Stole Ceremony
Where: Center for the Arts
Time: 7:00 p.m.

The University of Delaware Center for Black Culture
192 S. College Avenue, Newark, DE 19716
Telephone 302-831-2991 :: Fax 302-831-4097
Office Hours: M-R, 8:00am - 7:00pm, F 8:00am - 5:30pm