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Black History Month Calendar

Now-Feb. 27 SE Campus features a Black History Month Exhibit in Art Corridor III. The exhibit includes a pictorial timeline of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life as well as events of the Civil Rights Movement throughout the decades from 1929 to the present. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information on the exhibit, contact SE student activities at 817-515-3595.

Now-Feb. 28 A quilt and dolls exhibit My Hearts is on display in the J. Ardis Bell Library on NE Campus. Sybil Reddick, mother of NE English instructor Annette Cole, knitted and crafted the dolls. Her quilt “My Hearts” was on display in the Civil Rights Museum in Birmingham, Ala., in 2001. For more information, contact NE Campus librarian Bonnie Hodges at 817-515-6626.

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.

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.

Feb. 18 South Campus, as part of Education Week, presents Jason Shelton, a professor at the University of Texas at Arlington, who will present Understanding Black Leadership: A Never-Ending Personal and Professional Journey at the Jenkins Garrett Library. The event will take place 12:30-2:30 p.m. in the Forum Room (SSTU 2207). For more information, call South student activities coordinator Stephanie Davenport at 817-515-4803.

Feb. 18 NW will have speaker Pamela “Safisha” Hill, adjunct professor of Africana Studies and higher and adult education at the University of Texas at Arlington, presenting over black history and culture 9:30-11 a.m. in WSTU 1303. For more information, contact student activities coordinator Rachael McCloskey at 817-515-7794.

Feb. 19 South, as part of its Education Week, will host a Historically Black Colleges and Universities Fair where representatives from various institutions will be on hand 11 a.m.-2 p.m. to discuss transfers and more in the dining hall (SSTU 1114). For more, call student activities coordinator Stephanie Davenport at 817-515-4803.

Feb. 19 African-American Heritage Month: Black Soldiers and the Civil War will be presented 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Larry Darlage Center Corner (NSTU 1615A) on NE Campus. Davis Slay, a Civil War historian from Vicksburg National Military Park, will discuss the role of African-American soldiers serving in the U.S. Army during the Civil War. Children from the Children’s Center will open the program with a song. For more information, contact student activities at 817-515-6688.

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. 21, 26 TR health services will have an information table about sickle cell disease 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 21 and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 26 on TRTR Main Street. Brochures will provide information about living with sickle cell disease, managing pain associated with the disease and knowing when to see a doctor. For more information, contact health services coordinator Angela Virgin at 817-515-1337.

Feb. 23 South, as part of its Civic Engagement Week, will host U.S Rep. Marc Veasey who will discuss his role in the community and the importance of citizens communicating their needs and opinions to their elected representatives. Veasey will be available 11.30 a.m.-2 p.m. in the dining hall (SSTU 1114). For more, call student activities coordinator Stephanie Davenport at 817-515-4803.

Feb. 24 South Campus, as part of its Civic Engagement Week, will have voter registration stations 7:30-9 a.m. and 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at various locations campuswide. Students can stop by any table set up around campus and register to vote from deputized voter registrars.

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 Decee 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.

Feb. 26 NW will have community history expert Reby Cary and the Rev. Lloyd Austin speak about the history of civil rights in Tarrant County 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Walsh Library. Cary was the first African-American to serve on the Fort Worth school board, and Austin is pastor emeritus of St. John Baptist Church in Mosier Valley, the oldest black community in Tarrant County.

Feb. 26 A multimedia performance called “The Journey: Reality” will be given by  Jimmy L. Adams Jr., dean for business, agriculture and kinesiology at Blinn College. Adams will have live jazz and spoken word on issues of social justice, self-identity and the realities of life and reflection on black history. The recital will take place 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. in SE Campus’ North Ballroom. For more information, contact student activities at 817-515-3595.

Feb. 26 South, as part of its Civic Engagement Week, presents NE sociology professor Murray Fortner, who will speak to students on civic engagement, initiative, servant leadership and the importance of participation 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the dining hall (SSTU 1114).

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