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Eastern Celebrates West Indian and African American Culture

Written by Jack Meltzer

Willimantic, CT - Eastern Connecticut State University's Intercultural Center will host "West Indian and African American Storytelling and Food Tasting" on Feb. 9 from 5 - 7 p.m. in the Student Center Cafe. The program is part of the center's monthly cultural celebrations. The public is invited. Admission is free.


                                             Abolitionist Frederick Douglass

            The event will give Eastern students, faculty and staff the opportunity to tell stories from their own personal lives as West Indians or African Americans. In addition, Carl Dean Jr., poet, drummer and counselor at the University of Connecticut, will share African American stories and provide insight into the life of abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Stacey Close, professor of history at Eastern, and Jordan Lorrius '10 will also present. Authentic African American and West Indian food will be served.

            For more information, contact Milton Jackson at (860) 465-4421 or


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