Preserving the Dream

Photographs of the King Family

Thomas J. Shillea, director of art programs at NCC, told the story of his photographic portraits of Coretta Scott King in "Preserving the Dream:  Preserving the DreamPhotographs of the King Family" on January 21. Missed the talk? Read Tim Higgins' interview with Shillea in The Morning Call.

In addition to taking ten official portraits of Coretta Scott King, Shillea also took a series of candid photographs of her with the Kings' son Dexter. Three portraits of Coretta Scott King are included in the permanent collection of the Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., and one of these three images is included in the Smithsonian Institution's book African American Women

The talk is part of NCC's celebration of Black History Month. Other events include:

 The lecture, "The State of Racism/White Supremacy in a Post-Civil Rights Era" will be given by Kamau Kenyatta, NCC adjunct professor of history, on Thursday, February 4, at 11 a.m. in College Center, Room 220, at the Bethlehem Campus and again on Thursday, February 11 at the Monroe Campus in Pocono Hall, Room 108 at 11 a.m.

A panel of students will discuss an important person or event in black history and what it means to them at "Voices of Black History." This event, sponsored by the Criminal Justice Club and Brother2Brother/Sister2Sister Club, will take place on Thursday, February 18, at 11 a.m., College Center, Room 146, at the Bethlehem Campus.

The discussion about the book "The New Jim Crow:  Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness," will be held on Tuesday, February 23, in the Library Conference Room (CC440) from noon to 1 p.m.

The subject of the student debate will address the question "Given that the 'war on drugs' has failed and has resulted in mass incarcerations in the black community, should most drugs now be decriminalized and regulated?" It will be held on Thursday, February 25, at 11 a.m. in College Center, Room 220, at the Bethlehem Campus.