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This guide archives the exhibits and displays which Lehman Library has provided to the campus in recent years.

Black History Month 21013

Black History Month Speaker Series

  • The Ezra Lehman Library is hosting a speaker series in the month of Februry to celebrate Black History Month.
  • The goal is to give the audience a better understanding and awareness of African American history and the impact it continues to make within our society, the things it teaches us about diversity, and the valuable contributuions that different cultures can make in our country. It will establishe the importance of continued participation in the study and celebration of black history.
  • Our honored speakers will share their unique perspectives from research or personal experiences that will also include interesting highlights of our own local African history.

Speaker: Dr. David L. Lovett

Dr. David L. Lovett

"Personal Experiences as a Young Black Man"

  Friday, February 15, 2013  11:00 a.m. -12:00 a.m.

Dr. Lovett, a native of Gettysburg PA, earned his doctoral degree in counselor education from the University of Virginia in 1997. He holds two degrees from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, earning his bachelor’s degree in social studies/history in 1977, and his master’s degree in college counseling in 1983. He is currently an Associate VP for Student Affairs at Shippensburg University.


Dr. Lovett will share personal history and experiences as a young black man, with an exploration of how these experiences contribute and related to black history. He will also share thoughts and recommendations about how today's youth can contribute now and in the future to black history.

Speaker: Dr. Steven Burg

Dr. Steven Burg

"10 Things You Need to Know About Shippensburg Local Black History"

Wednesday February 20, 2013  Noon-1:00 p.m.


Dr. Burg came to Shippensburg University in 1999 as the History Department’s first Public Historian.  He has served as the History Department’s Director of Graduate Studies and the department’s graduate advisor.  As a Public Historian, he strives to reach beyond the campus and mobilize the resources of the History Department and the university to serve the historical needs of our region.  He received his Ph.D. in 1999, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in United States History.  He also received his MA in 1991 from the same university, in United States history, and his BA in 1990 from Colgate University, in history. Dr. Burg currently serves as the chair of the History and Philosophy Department.


Dr. Burg will provide information on local African American History that should be essential knowledge for anyone living, working, or studying in the area. A substantial time for discussion, questions, and answers will be included.

Speaker: Dr. Kirk Moll

Dr. Kirk Moll

"Participation in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s as a Transformative Experience for Activists"

Wednesday February 27, 2013  Noon-1:00 p.m.


Dr. Moll is a reference and instruction librarian, and chair of the library faculty at Shippensburg University. He conducted research on the Student Interracial Ministry for his doctoral dissertation in adult education at Penn State Harrisburg (2011). He completed graduate degrees in library science (Columbia University) and theology (New Brunswick Theological Seminary) and was an undergraduate religion major at Rutgers University.  Kirk is also a lay adult educator at St. Patrick’s Church in Carlisle.


Dr. Moll will share a brief original documentary and presentation, through which the participant will learn about an innovative educational program from the Civil Rights Era called the "Student Interracial Ministry (SIM)".  SIM gave adult theological seminary students an opportunity for interracial learning in Southern Black communities. Come watch civil rights workers talk about their transformative experiences and explore some of the implications of this program for reducing racism today.