Celebrating Black History Month
Join us in February for our celebration of Black History Month. Focusing on the theme of Black Resistance, you can view exhibits in multiple locations that include Homer Babbidge Library, our regional campuses, and Archives & Special Collections. We will be hosting a screening of Rosewood (1997), the cinematic retelling of a true-to-life racial pogrom that decimated a predominately African American town in Florida, and a discussion with Lizzie Robinson Jenkins, founder and president of the Real Rosewood Foundation, Inc. Learn more.
Babbidge Library Exhibition
Good Music: An Illustrated Record of Rock 'n' Roll
Gallery on the Plaza, Homer Babbidge Library
January 17 - June 30, 2023
Photos, LPs, books, posters, memorabilia, and even neckties are a part of the treasure trove of materials Ken Best has brought to illustrate the history of Rock ‘n’ Roll. The collection tells the story of not only Rock ‘n’ Roll, but also Best’s 48-year career as a reporter, editor, media relations specialist, and organizational communications executive that included covering the arts and writing about rock ‘n’ roll. The exhibition includes historic, rare, and unique materials that represent the music industry and the history of rock music. Best continues to host the Good Music Program on WHUS (91.5), the radio station at the University of Connecticut, which he has done since 2008 and served as editor of UConn Magazine for 10 years, covered the School of Fine Arts at UConn for UConn Today for eight years and was a co-founder of the UConn 360 Podcast before retiring in June 2021.
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