#Blackgirlmagic Weekend at Wellesley College

In my previous post, I’d promised to upload some photos, so here they are. Held each year in honor of Kathleen Daly ’80, the Ethos Black Excellence Gala is a formal affair that celebrates the accomplishments, talents, and contributions of Black students, faculty, staff, and alumnae. The following morning we enjoyed brunch, some lovely teas and a keynote by Rev. Dr. Renita J. Weems ’76 .

 

 

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Recent grads from 2010 to 2015

Step and Repeat

Current Wellesley College students representing Ethos on the purple carpet (purple for the class that graduates this year). Whoever ordered that small step and repeat backdrop didn’t count on this tight-knit crew opting for a group photo. Wellesley women roll deep.

Harambee Reunion 2016  1980s Alumnae

Grads from the 1980s.

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Alumnae from the 1960s

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Sisters from the ’70s showed up in force

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Current students

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Current Wellesley students and members of Ethos, the Black student community. Among the ladies wearing dresses, can you guess which one is the art major?

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Eighties ladies. The alumna on the far left is Yours Truly.

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Study time

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In the digital age, students haven’t done away with bulletin board flyers, but they’ve upped their design game.

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Dr. Weems asks alums, “what problem are you solving?”

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Enjoying wit and wisdom from Dr. Weems.

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Amazing, inspiring keynote by Rev. Dr. Renita J. Weems ’76 Biblical scholar, Academic Administrator, Writer, Ordained Minister, and Public Intellectual.

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Representing, all by her lonesome, the classes of the 1990s, Malika Jeffries-El ’96.

Wellesley alumnae from classes 2000 to 2015. Marseille Allen '01, third from right, was honored for raising over $50,000 during her "Water for Flint" campaign, and delivering clean water to the city's most vulnerable residents.

Wellesley alumnae from classes 2000 to 2015. Marseille Allen ’01, third from right, was honored for raising over $50,000 during her “Water for Flint” campaign, and delivering clean water to the city’s most vulnerable residents.

Seventies

Sisters from the 70s

WC Students

Strike a pose