ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. — In celebration of Black History Month, the Damietta Center and the Diversity Action Committee will host a talk by Dr. David Anderson and a Soul Food Dinner on Sunday, Feb. 17.
Both events will take place at 4 p.m. in Doyle Dining Hall. All members of the University community are welcome to attend this free event.
Anderson will give a talk titled “Manly Virtue.” “Manly Virtue,” as articulated by Frederick Douglass in 1858, and as wrestled with by 19th and 20th century heroic figures, will be presented through readings and first-person interpretation. The audience will be challenged to employ Frederick Douglass’ articulation of “Manly Virtue” as a guide through the modern pitfalls of adolescence, courting, mating and partnering in shaping the character of women and men in today’s society.
Anderson is a Visiting Scholar at Nazareth College of Rochester. He also crafts living history reenactments, recalling the experiences of African American Union soldiers, collectively known as United States Colored Troops.