President Muriel A. Howard delivers her annual State of the College address.
A reception at E. H. Butler Library in honor of the great contralto Marian Anderson, featured photographs of the singer, live vocal performances of songs made famous by Ms. Anderson, and memorabilia from her remarkable life.
Session VII of What Price Freedom? The Centennial Celebration of the Niagara Movement in Buffalo, New York. Filmmaker Avon Kirkland will screen excerpts of his work-in-progress, a film on the legendary Booker T. Washington. Kirkland's feature length documentary, Ralph Ellison: An American Journey, was an official selection for the 2002 Sundance Film Festival, and was broadcast on PBS by the Emmy Award-winning series, American Masters. Musa Abdul Hakim will serve as respondent.
Pianist Shih-Hsing Chang and singer Michelle DeBruyn performed four song cycles composed by contemporary American women: Catherine Malone Meiburg's Seven Shakespeare Sonnets (finalist, 2004 NATS Art Song Composition Award); Libby Larsen's "Try Me Good King: The Last Words of the Wives of Henry VIII", Sally Lamb's Four Whitman Songs, and Lori Laitman's "Days and Nights." Chang and DeBruyn have been performing together since 2001.