Monday, March 8, 2010

'Glory' March 13th at the Norman James Theater at Washington College

Our free screening of "Glory", the movie, has been rescheduled from Saturday, February 27th at Kent County High School, to Saturday, March 13th, from 7 - 10 p.m. at the Norman James Theater, Washington College. This event will include discussion of the G.A.R. meeting hall history.

'Glory' the film, spotlights the courageous efforts of the 54th Regiment of the Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. This black regiment, led by the son of an abolitionist, suffered numerous hardships and privation even before taking the field of battle. Starring Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, and Matthew Broderick, this film provides insight into the lives of the men who built the G.A.R. Grand Army Hall in Chestertown; in fact, research indicates that at least one of the members of Post #25 served with the 54th Massachusetts.This film is rated (R). A short presentation will accompany the film, introducing the audience to the history of Post #25, the stabilization of the meeting hall by Preservation Inc., and plans for restoring it to its former important place in the fabric of Chestertown and Kent County. This event is free and open to the public.

The Norman James Theater at Washington College campus Map is in William Smith Hall. Check out where William Smith Hall is on this map!

We hope to see you there! Peace.

For more information, please call 410 810 1416 or email

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Reconciliation March 5th 7 p.m. at the Prince Theater

The African American Heritage Council is partnering with the Prince Theater to create a Reconciliation/Celebration event that acknowledges the past social inequities as they were experienced in the theater.

In years past, black citizens were made to use a separate entrance and seating to watch movies at the Prince Theater. This event will allow the voices of the past that may still linger in hearts of the present to be heard.

In reconciling injustices, celebrating a unified community, and expressing hope for the future, this event will provide impetus for us to join together to make our community a better place for all.

The public is welcome and urged to take part in this important milestone.
Hope to see you there!