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Black History Month

Now-Feb. 11 SE Campus is hosting a black history art exhibit in the Bistro of the main building. Framed posters of important historic African-Americans along with their contributions to society are featured.

Now-Feb. 28 A library book display about black history is on exhibit in the TR Campus Library.

Now-Feb. 28 South health and natural resources dean Linda Braddy will sponsor Significant African-Americans in Heath and Natural Sciences, a display of enhanced photographs of relatively unknown but important black scientists. The photos will be on display in the SSCI’s main entrance.

Now-Feb. 28 The artistic installation of Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad is in the SSTU Cafeteria. The exhibit aims to introduce South Campus to the true story of the Underground Railroad and show the challenges faced and languages used by slaves trying to gain their freedom.

Now-March 3 SE Campus presents Black Codes from the Underground in Art Corridor II. The art exhibit showcases artists Zoetina Veal and Adeniyi Olagunju. The two artists will discuss their work 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 17 with a reception 4-6:30 p.m., both in the Corridor. The lecture and exhibit are free to TCC students. Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday. For more information, call Christopher Blay at 817-515-3604.

Feb. 9 The Black Inventions exhibit is on display 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the ESCT Building on SE Campus. The multimedia presentation covers black inventors and their works in science, aerospace, communication, health care, agriculture, transportation and engineering.

Feb. 9 SE Campus is sponsoring the African-American Read-In 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Library. Students, faculty and staff can read portions of literature written by U.S. blacks.

Feb. 10 Lt. Gen. Frank E. Peterson Jr. will be on NE Campus to present Six Decades of Change: Civil Rights and the Military 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the NSTU Center Corner.

Feb. 10 The African-American Health Forum will be 6:30- 8:30 p.m. in the SSTU Living Room on South Campus. Health care professionals will participate in a panel discussion with students, faculty and staff. The African-American Student Organization will host the event.

Feb. 10 NW Campus will display Black Inventions, a traveling exhibit, in the WTLO theater lobby on. The presentation highlights important black inventors.

Feb. 11 TR Campus will host the Black Inventors Exhibit that showcases inventions of black inventors through history. The exhibit is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in TRTR Main Street.

Feb. 11 South Campus will hold an Open-Mic Read-In 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Drake Study Break Café of the Jenkins Garrett Library. Participants will read literature written by black poets and authors. Guest speakers will be poet A.J. Houston and author Angel Carr.

Feb. 14-18 TR Campus will host Nash Literacy Week, a weeklong event during which faculty and staff will read books focused around Black History Month to students at Charles E. Nash Elementary in Fort Worth.

Feb. 15 South psychology assistant professor Staussa Ervin and Fort Worth Sister Cities board member Avis Davis will discuss Fort Worth’s sister city Mbabane, Swaziland. During Waka Waka: This Time for Africa, attendees will have the opportunity to dress in traditional Swazi clothing, drink traditional tea and dance to traditional songs. The event will be 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the SSTU Living Room on South Campus.

Feb. 15 NE Campus’ English department will recognize Black History Month by hosting its third annual African-American Read-In noon-2 p.m. in NSTU Center Corner.

Feb. 15 SE Campus will sponsor a showing of the documentary Hip-Hop Project at 1 p.m. in the Bistro of the main building.

Feb. 17 Dallas County district attorney Craig Watkins will present The Innocence Project 1-2 p.m. in South Campus’ Routnda Auditorium. Watkins has partnered with the Innocence Project of Texas, which works to secure freedom for people who have been wrongfully convicted of crimes. A reception will take place 12:30-1 p.m.

Feb. 18 TR Campus will host Leading Diversity: From Then to Now, a Leadership Experience Summit, 1-4 p.m. in TRTR Action A. Keynote speaker Al Duncan, known as the Millennial Mentor, often speaks to at-risk youth and troubled young people. TCC personnel Steven LeMons, Michael Baumgardner, Sophia Garcia and Robin Birt will also present.

Feb. 23 A Celebration of African-American Hymns and Spirituals will take place 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the SSTU Living Room on South Campus. The program consists of hymns that were sung by enslaved blacks in the South and are considered today as anthems of freedom and hope. Drinks and desserts will be provided.

Feb. 23 A free music festival will be 7:30-9 p.m. in the South Campus Recital Hall. Admission is free, and a reception will follow the festival.

Feb. 24 Motivational speaker and former Olympian Hollis Conway was rescheduled because of inclement weather. His presentation will begin at 1 p.m. in the SE Campus C.A. Roberson Theatre. Conway ranked No. 1 in the nation for high jumps in 1988-1994 and No. 1 in the world in 1990-1991. Admission is free, and the public is invited.

Feb. 24 James “Bird” Guess, motivational speaker, will speak on TR Campus about how he made $250,000 from the trunk of his car starting with only $1,000 and a dream.

Feb. 24-26 The South Campus drama program will present Crumbs from the Table of Joy, a story about a black family’s dealings with religion, interracial relationships and communism. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. in the Carillon Theatre in the Joe B. Rushing Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $6 for general admission, $3 for non-TCC students and seniors and free for TCC students, faculty and staff. Reservations are not required, but no one will be admitted after the play begins.

Feb. 28 Winners of the Robert Davis Essay Contest will be announced 1-2 p.m. in the SSTU Cafeteria during the closing ceremony for the South Campus Black History Month celebration.

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