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Black History Month Calendar

The dolls of Sybil Reddick, mother of English instructor Annette Cole, are on display in the NE library until Feb. 28 as part of Black History Month education exhibitions.  Photo by:Audrey Werth/The Collegian
The dolls of Sybil Reddick, mother of English instructor Annette Cole, are on display in the NE library until Feb. 28 as part of Black History Month education exhibitions.
Photo by:Audrey Werth/The Collegian

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 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. 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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