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Black History Month Calendar

Now-Feb. 28 The Mosier Valley Photo Exhibit is on display in the lower level of the J. Ardis Bell Library on NE Campus. This exhibit includes photos of the historic Mosier Valley, the first African-American community in Texas, established in the 1870s. For more information, contact district archivist Tom Kellam at 817-515-6620.

Now-Feb. 28 TR students can learn about significant moments in African-American history displayed on a timeline on TRTR Main Street. For more information, contact student development associate Axel Leos at 817-515-1908.

Now-Feb. 28 Past History Recaptured is on display in the J. Ardis Bell Library on NE Campus. This book display features relatively unknown or forgotten authors, events, biographies, etc. that shaped the African-American experience. For more information, contact exhibit director Katie Hill at 817-515-6477.

Now-Feb. 28 TR students can see and hear Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous speech on the Rotunda wall. For more information, contact student development associate Axel Leos at 817-515-1908.

Feb. 11 The Life and Times of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a one-man show, will be presented by Jubilee Theatre actor and former SE student Oris Phillips Jr. at 1 p.m. in the SE Campus library (ESED 1200).

Feb. 12 African-American Heritage Month Read In: We’ve Come This Far will take place 9:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m. in the Larry Darlage Center Corner (NSTU 1615A) on NE Campus. The read-in will focus on African-American poetry from the Colonial period until the present day 9:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. The panel will continue the theme 12:30-1:45 p.m. by discussing the political, cultural and social changes that have occurred since then. For more information, contact student activities at 817-515-6688.

Feb. 12 Bradley Borougerdi, SE history assistant professor, discusses international influences on the U.S. Civil Rights Movement in The Ties that Bind: Transnationalizing the Civil Rights Movement 10-11:20 a.m. in the SE library (ESED 1200). For more information, call 817-515-3081.
Feb. 13 TR students can take a bus tour of historic Fort Worth sponsored by the TCC Black Historical and Geological Society. Two tours will leave from the Rotunda. The first tour is 9-11:30 a.m., and the second tour is 12:30-3 p.m. Lunch will be provided 11:30-12:30 for students on both tours. Students must RSVP before Feb. 11 at www.TCCD.student-hub.com. For more information, contact student development associate Axel Leos at 817-515-1908.

Feb. 17 SE government instructor Ruthann Geer will lead a discussion over the documentary Freedom Riders 10-11:30 a.m. in the SE library (ESED 1200). For more information, call 817-515-3081.

Feb. 17 TR students can attend Martin Delaney’s speech, Integrating the Police in the South, noon-1:30 p.m. in the Energy Auditorium. Delaney is chair of the history department at the University of Texas at Arlington. For more information, contact student development associate Axel Leos at 817-515-1908.

Feb. 19 University of Delaware history and Black American studies associate professor Tiffany Gill discusses how African-American beauticians in the Jim Crow era influenced change. Finding Politics in Unexpected Places: Beauty Shops, Beauticians and the Long Black Freedom Struggle will be 1-2:30 p.m. in the SE library (ESED 1200). For more information, call 817-515-3081.

Feb. 25 South Campus will host the district’s Celebrating Strides: African-American Heritage 5-7 p.m. in the SSTU dining hall. Actor Tommy Ford, who played Tommy Strawn in the sitcom Martin, will speak. Ford travels the U.S. encouraging literacy. Storyteller Dee Dee Cornish, poet Anthony Douglas and the South and NW dance companies also will perform. For more information, call economics associate professor Bob McKizzie at 817-515-3583.

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