Social Reform and Advocacy

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Women's Resource Center Newsletter (Mar. 1979)
March 1979

The Women's Resource Center Newsletter is produced by the Women's Resource Committee of Dickinson College.

Selected highlights from this issue include:

  • "Women: Their Growing Awareness of Fitness," by Gail Borjeson. 
  • "Outstanding Women in History: Arabella...
"Have We Overcome": Black Arts Festival 1979
April 2- 8, 1979

The 10th Annual Black Arts Festival is presented by Dickinson College's Congress of African Students. The program for this festival highlights its theme, "Have We Overcome,” as the schedule includes a dramatic interpretation entitled, “An Evening with Frederick Douglass,” a lecture recital by...

Project Grant for Black Arts Festival
1980

The Congress of African Students (CAS) requests grant funds from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts to support their 11th Annual Black Arts Festival. The CAS argues that the festival is their "means of culturally expressing [themselves] to the entire Central Pennsylvania community." This grant...

"Versatility in Blackness": Black Arts Festival 1980
March 30-April 5, 1980

The 1980 Annual Black Arts Festival is presented by Dickinson College's Congress of African Students. The program for this festival highlights its theme, "Versatility in Blackness,” as the schedule includes a workshop with Gwendolyn Bradley, a recital with Raymond Jackson, a talk with Benjamin...

Black Arts Festival 1980
March 30-April 5, 1980

The Black Arts Festival is presented by Dickinson College's Congress of African Students. This brochure highlights major events at the festival, including a talk by author Claude Brown, and a lecture by Benjamin Hooks, the executive director of the NAACP.

"Versatility in Blackness": Black Arts Festival 1981
March 30-April 5, 1981

The 1981 Annual Black Arts Festival is presented by Dickinson College's Congress of African Students. The program for this festival highlights its theme, "Versatility in Blackness,” as the schedule includes  lectures by Acel Moore and Faith Ringgold...

Black Arts Festival 1981
March 30-April 5, 1981

In this flier, the Congress of African Students announces the schedule for the 1981 Black Arts Festival. Events include the performance of the Chuck Davis Dance Company, a lecture from bio-chemist Dr. Richard Goldsby, and a concert by Mildred Salter.

"Expressions in Black": Black Arts Festival 1982
April 12–April 18, 1982

The 1982 Annual Black Arts Festival is presented by Dickinson College's Congress of African Students. The program for this festival highlights its theme, "Expression in Black,” as the schedule includes lectures by Oliver LaGrone, Carl B. Stokes, and Dr. James Rose, a performance by the...

Black Arts Festival 1982
April 12–April 18, 1982

This flier outlines the schedule for Dickinson College's Congress of African Students' "A Black Arts Festival." Events include lectures by Oliver LaGrone and Carl B. Stokes, a Sound Entertainment party, and poetry reading from Nikki Giovanni.

"A Message in the Arts": Black Arts Festival 1983
April 11-April 17, 1983

The 1983 Annual Black Arts Festival is presented by Dickinson College's Congress of African Students. The program for this festival highlights its theme, "A Message in the Arts,” as the schedule includes an art exhibition, lectures by Catti James and John Rufus Caleb, and a screening of The...

"Reflections on a Culture": Black Arts Festival 1984
March 4-10, 1984

The 1984 Annual Black Arts Festival is presented by Dickinson College's Congress of African Students. The program for this festival highlights its theme, "Reflections on a Culture,” as the schedule includes numerous lectures and performance from prominent members of the African-American...

Women's Center Newsletter (Mar. 1984)
March 28, 1984

The Women's Center Newsletter is produced by the Women's Center of Dickinson College.

Selected highlights from this issue include:

  • "Greetings from the Women's Center" 
  • Schedule of upcoming activities. 
  • Information on pre-registration for classes. ...
100th Anniversary of Women at Dickinson
Fall 1984

This flier announces upcoming events for the 100th Anniversary of Women at Dickinson, including lectures like "A History of Women at Dickinson," seminars like "American Understandings of College Reunions As Seen In Literature and Film," panel presentation such as " Title IX Legislation and the...

Notebook for Black Arts Festival 1985
1985

This notebook details the process of scheduling and planning the 1985 Black Arts Festival, including information on budget allocations, questions for lecturers, and the formulation of an advertising campaign.

"A Cultural Celebration": Black Arts Festival 1985
March 3-9, 1985

The 1985 Annual Black Arts Festival is presented by Dickinson College's Congress of African Students. The program for this festival highlights its theme, "A Cultural Celebration,” as the schedule includes numerous lectures and performance from prominent members of the African-American community...

Report on Activities of the Women’s Center, 1984-85
May 30, 1985

The Women's Center Executive Committee writes President Samuel A. Banks and reports on the activities of the Women's Center during the 1984-85 academic year. This report highlights the discussions on the role of Women's Studies in the liberal arts curriculum, collaboration with other on-campus...

Women's Center Newsletter (Sep.  1985)
September 6, 1985

The Women's Center Newsletter is produced by the Women's Center of Dickinson College, this short issue welcomes new students, calls for student feminists for a feminist support group on campus, and informs the student body to watch for new bulletins.

"Black Artists Living in the Mid-Atlantic States": Black Arts Festival 1986
March 3- April 10, 1986

The 18th Annual Black Artists Festival program highlights the the three artists - Willie Birch, Vincent Smith, and Gilberto Wilson - whose work is on display in the Emil R. Weiss Center of the Arts as part of the “Black Artists Living in the Mid-Atlantic States” exhibition. These artists' are...

Black Arts Festival 1986
March 3-March 9, 1986

This brochure outlines the schedule for the Dickinson College's Congress of African Students' 18th Black Arts Festival. Events include lectures and workshops by three artists, a jazz ensemble, a disc jockey show, and a “program of gospel music.”

Black Arts Festival 1987
March 5-March 8, 1987

This brochure outlines the schedule for the Dickinson College's Congress of African Students' 19th Black Arts Festival. Events include a comedy show, a film festival, a production of the musical One Mo’ Time, and a Catholic mass.

Black Arts Festival 1988
March 2-March 6, 1988

This brochure outlines the schedule for Dickinson College's Congress of African Students' 1988 Black Arts Festival. Events include a production by the Philadelphia Dance Company, a martial arts exhibit, the Peking Opera, and a lecture by Dr. Ralph Abernathy.

Black Arts Festival: Philadelphia Dance Company
March 6, 1988

The Philadelphia Dance Company presents Phiadanco as part of the 1988 Black Arts Festival. This program highlights the dancers and choreographers.

Women's Center Monthly (Spring 1988)
Spring 1988

The Women's Center Monthly is produced by the Women's Center of Dickinson College. This issue defines feminism, discusses the purpose of a women's center, and includes a calendar of events.

Women's Center Newsletter (Mar. 1996)
March 1996

A newsletter with announcements about upcoming events at the Women's Center, which include:

  • A production of "What About Black Womyn?"  a dark comedy that presents the personal memoirs of three women who are...
LGBT History Project Logo
March 28, 2013

For the very first interview of the history project, Edmund Good and Thurman Grossnickle describe their coming out stories. Thurman is a retired Scientist Administrator and has spent many years in academia and in health professions, as well as in LGBT organizations. He considers himself Brethren...

Location: LGBT Oral History - Good, Ed and Grossnickle, Thurman - 042

Subject: Education, Health and Medicine, LGBT History, Personal and Family Life, Religion and Spirituality, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Interviews and Oral Histories

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