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APL Celebrates Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, APL has planned many exciting and interesting events throughout the month of February that will highlight this year’s national theme, "Civil Rights in America."

Black History Month 2011

Schedule of Events – February 2014





Thursday, February 13, 2014

11:00 AM

Keynote Speaker: Vernon R. Morris, Ph.D., Director, NOAA Center for Atmospheric Sciences (NCAS), and Professor of Chemistry and Atmospheric Sciences, Howard University, Washington, DC


Sunday, February 16, 2014

3:00 PM

25th Annual Peabody Concert
Featuring students of African descent from the Peabody Conservatory, sponsored by the Columbia Links and the APL Black History Month Committee

Kossiakoff Center

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

11:30 AM

Black History Month Celebration
Featuring historical exhibits/posters, the historical Sharon Thomas Experience band, Farafina Kan dance troupe, and soul and Caribbean food

Kossiakoff Center

Thursday, February 20, 2014


APL tour for middle and high school students co-sponsored by the APL STEM Office

Various locations

Sunday, February 23, 2014

11:00 AM

Black History Month Jazz Brunch
Featuring Cherise Watson and the Sapphire Exchange Jazz Quartet, sponsored by The Metamorphosis Institute, LLC, and the APL Black History Month Committee.

This event is sold out.

Sheraton Hotel, Columbia, MD

Friday, February 28, 2014

2:00 PM

Black History Month Colloquium: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST): Its Impact on Innovation, Economic Security, and Quality of Life
Speaker Willie E. May, Ph.D.
, Associate Director for Laboratory Programs and Deputy Director, NIST

Parsons Auditorium