Kelvin Smith Library celebration of Black History Month

Join Kelvin Smith Library in recognizing Black History Month with a film screening of A Trumpet at the Walls of Jericho (2005) Friday, Feb. 2, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. in the Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship.

This film is director Mike Kirk’s historic documentary profiling Black abolitionist Rev. Samuel Harrison, with narration by Ossie Davis, Wynton Marsalis and Mario Van Peebles. The documentary tells Harrison’s story from birth into slavery in 1818, attending Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, Ohio, from 1836 to 1839, and then serving as chaplain in the Union Army to the 54th Regiment. Refreshments will be served.

The exhibit “Did You Know?: Black History at CWRU” will be on view in the library’s first-floor gallery.

Register to attend this screening.