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Black History Month Calendar

Now-Feb. 4 South Campus is hosting an exhibit called A Walk Through the Years: Education for African-American Students in the SSTU Lobby during business hours.

Feb. 19TR Campus will host a Historic Fort Worth Bus Tour 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Those interested should meet in the TR Rotunda. Two guided tours take place at 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. An RSVP is required at www.tccd.student-hub.com.Collegian file photo
Feb. 19
TR Campus will host a Historic Fort Worth Bus Tour 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Those interested should meet in the TR Rotunda. Two guided tours take place at 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. An RSVP is required at www.tccd.student-hub.com.
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Students, faculty and staff can view a visual timeline of the history of education for African-American students.

Now-Feb. 29 The NE Campus J. Ardis Bell Library will display Mosier Valley: A Historical Photography Exhibit during library business hours in its lobby. The area was the first free African-American community in Texas, established in the 1870s. For additional information, contact TCC archivist Tom Kellam at thomas.kellam@tccd.edu.

Now-Feb. 29 SE Campus will hold a Black History Month exhibit in Art Corridor III during school hours. Visitors can view portraits of 20 influential African-Americans that made a difference in the world. Call student activities at 817-515-3595 for more information.

Now-Feb. 29 The NE Campus J. Ardis Bell Library will exhibit a children’s book display showcasing the African-American experience in Texas during library business hours in its lobby. Material from the exhibit will be available for viewing and checkout.

Now-March 3 Black Faces and White Walls Paintings and Drawings by Rosie Lee will run in Art Corridor II. The display will run all day, and the closing reception will be noon-2 p.m. March 3. For more information, contact SE art instructor Christopher Blay at 817-515-3406 or christopher.blay@tccd.edu.

Feb. 3 South Campus is hosting a Photography Exhibit of the History of Education in Tarrant County 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Faculty Dining Hall (SSTU 1112). Students can view photographs of people and places that impacted education in Tarrant County. Some of the subjects include Hazel Harvey Peace, Professor I.M. Terrell, Reby Cary, Walter Dansby and the history of black schools in Fort Worth and Tarrant County.

Feb. 3 The Langston Hughes Project will take place 9:30–11 a.m. in WSTU 1303 on NW Campus. The University of Southern California Jazz Band will accompany readings of Hughes’ work focusing on the Harlem Renaissance.

Feb. 4, 8, 17, 23 NE Campus will present an Excellence in Black Film Series at 1 p.m. in the Community Room (NBSS 1103) Feb. 4 and 23 and in College Hall (NCAB 1111) Feb. 8 and 17.

Feb. 9 TR health services will host National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in TREF 1312A in collaboration with the Tarrant County Health Department. Students, faculty, staff and the general public can obtain health education information about the basics of HIV and AIDS and get free testing for HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. For more information, contact campus nurses Angela Virgin or Felicia Payne at 817-515-1059.

Feb. 10 South Campus’ Sigma Kappa Delta will hold an African-American Heritage Month Read-In noon-2 p.m. in the SLIB Drake Café. Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend an open mic event where they can read passages from their favorite African-American writers. The event will feature an author/scholar who will speak and answer questions from the audience.

Feb. 10 TR presents The Willpower of Women: Celebrating Contributions of Black Women in African-American History. Students can prepare questions and listen to a panel discussion by local African-American female community leaders. Panelists include Sarah Walker and Brenda Sanders Wise from the Tarrant County Black Genealogical Society, community activist Opal Lee and Tarrant County Democratic Party chair Deborah Peoples. The session is noon-1:30 p.m. in the TREF Fulkerson Library. Contact TR student activities associate Axel Leos at 817-515-1908 for more information.

Feb. 10 South Campus will hold an African batik workshop 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Faculty Dining Hall (SSTU 1112). The tradition of using wax to create intricate designs of different colors while dyeing cloth has spread throughout Africa and Asia. Students can practice this technique with master artist Holly Lapinski. Materials will be provided, but space is limited, so enroll at www.eventbrite.com/e/african-batik-tickets-21017777739.

Feb. 11 South Campus will host a talent show. This event will be held in the Dining Hall (SSTU 1114). Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and the show will start at 7 p.m.

Feb. 11–29 The African-American Heritage Month Photo Exhibit will be in WSTU 1303 on NW Campus during school hours. The display is set up by the Photography Interest Club for Seniors.

Feb. 15 South Campus will sponsor a soul food cooking demonstration 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Living Room (SSTU 2105). Students learn to make healthy soul food presented by the Blue Zone Project. Space is limited, so RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/soul-food-cooking-demonstration-tickets-20925202845.

Feb. 16 Discussion of Freedom Riders, a documentary, will be 10-11:20 a.m. in the SE Campus Carrier Library (ESED 1200). SE government instructor Ruthann Geer will be the host. For more information, call the SE library at 817-515-3084.

Feb. 16 NE Campus will host an African-American Heritage Read-In 9:30 a.m.–2 p.m. in the Darlage Center Corner (NSTU 1615A). The Read-In will include an “open mic” portion where students, faculty and staff can share a poem, excerpt or quote followed by a presentation.

Feb. 16 AIDS Outreach Center in Fort Worth will sponsor a presentation on stigma and HIV rates in young adults 11 a.m.-noon in the Texas Room (SSTU 2210) on South Campus. For more details, contact Curtis Smith at 817-515-4045.

Feb. 17 NE Campus will present Letters from a Birmingham Jail 12:30-1:50 p.m. in the Darlage Center Corner (NSTU 1615A). The presentation is based on the letter Martin Luther King Jr. wrote in 1963 in response to a public statement from eight white religious leaders. For more information, call 817-515-6537.

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