Crouse Health Online: Wellness is just a click away.
Share Share
  |  Connect with Us: 
large
med
small
Text Size
 

Crouse Celebrates Black History Month

01/28/11

Black History Month - News SizeCrouse Hospital will celebrate the creativity, innovation and accomplishments of African-Americans during Black History Month 2011 with an event each Wednesday during February. The events will cover a wide range of interests, from storytelling to contemporary R&B sounds, and will feature guests from the Syracuse community.

 

Veronica Clanton, patient access representative, believes no one will know “your story” unless you tell it. “Black History Month is that time when we can look back to how it was, but also look ahead to how it now can be,” Clanton says. “It's a time when we can recognize the people who and events that paved the way for us. It's a time to show appreciation to those who helped, who lost their lives, who endured, who stood up and who took a stand.” Clanton heads up Crouse’s Black History Month committee with help from Desiree Odom, Pam Coleman, Barbara Wallace and Janelle Jenkins.

Black History Month Events

All events will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the small cafeteria at Crouse Hospital and are open to the public.

 

February 2

"Syracuse’s First"

Hear from four Syracuse community leaders, each the first local African-American in their professions.

Cassandra Jones Ingram, female police officer

Jackie Robinson, news anchor (WSTM TV3)

Dennis Duval, Chief of Police

Sylvia Norton, MD, ophthalmologist

Thank you to Ruben Cowart, DDS, President & CEO of the Syracuse Community Health Center and member of Crouse Hospital's Board of Directors, for stepping in for Chief Duval who was unable to join us.

 

February 9

Dominique Dance Creation

 

February 16

The J Project: Move and groove to contemporary R & B sounds

 

February 23

Storyteller Jackie Grace Rasheed
Second Olivet Church: Creative and uplifting ministry, puppet ministry and liturgical dancing

 

Black History Month is a celebration and remembrance of important events and people in African American culture. In the United States, Black History Month has been celebrated during the month of February since 1976. That year, President Gerald Ford urged American citizens to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” More than 35 years later, Americans continue to honor and celebrate the accomplishments of African Americans during Black History Month.

 


Cheryl Abrams
Crouse Hospital
Communications Department
Phone: 315/470-7123
Fax: 315/470-7232
OF INTEREST:
 

Latest News

Crouse First in Area to Perform Single-Site Hysterectomy
more >

MedEx Bedside Prescription Delivery Service

Free service offers convenience, patient education at discharge.
more >

CrouseSports Express After-Hours Ortho Care

Immediate care of orthopedic injuries in kids and adults.
more >

Weight Loss Surgery

Is it right for you? Attend a free information seminar held twice monthly.
more >

Quality at Crouse

See how Crouse Hospital strives to provide the best in patient care.
more >

Cheer Up That Special Someone

Say get well or welcome a new arrival with a gift purchased right at Crouse.

more >

Make an Online Donation Now

Your donation of any amount helps support Crouse services & programs in a meaningful way.
more >

Shop Online Now

Say get well, thinking of you or welcome new baby with a unique gift from the Crouse Gift Shop.

more >