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Black History Month

Feb. 2 Fort Worth Star-Telegram editor and columnist Bob Ray Sanders will discuss his book Calvin Littlejohn: Portrait of a Community in Black and White 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in WSTU 1303 on NW Campus. The book contains 150 of Littlejohn’s photographs of Fort Worth’s African-American community when Jim Crow laws were the norm. The audience can purchase books at the event, and Sanders will sign them afterward.

Feb. 2 The SE art department will hold an opening night reception for Black Codes from the Underground 4-6:30 p.m. in Art Corridor II. Admission is free. The gallery is open during normal college operating hours. An artist talk featuring Zoetina Veal and Adeniyi Olagunju is scheduled 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 17 in the Campus Conference Center. The exhibit closes March 3.

Now-Feb. 11 SE Campus will hold 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 will be featured.

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

Now-Feb. 28 South health and natural resources dean Linda Braddy will present a display of enhanced photographs of relatively unknown but intriguing black scientists. The photos will be on display in the SSCI’s main entrance.

Now-Feb. 28 A ceremony for the artistic installation of Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad will be in the SSTU Texas Room noon-1 p.m. The installation ceremony aims to introduce the South Campus to the true story of the Underground Railroad.

Feb. 3 Motivational speaker Hollis Conway will speak at 11:30 a.m. in SE Campus’ North Ballroom for Black History Month. Conway is a two-time Olympian and won silver and bronze medals in the high jump.

Feb. 9 Black Inventions Exhibit will be 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 will sponsor 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. 11 TR Campus will host a 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 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 where faculty and staff will read books focused around Black History Month to students at Charles E. Nash Elementary in Fort Worth.

Feb. 15 Staussa Ervin, psychology assistant professor, and Fort Worth Sister Cities board member Avis Davis will discuss Fort Worth’s sister city Mbabane, Swaziland. Attendees will have the opportunity to dress in traditional Swazi clothing, drink traditional tea and dance to traditional songs. The event will be noon-1 p.m. in the SSTU Texas Room on South Campus.

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 12:30-2 p.m. in South Campus’ Recital Hall. 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 from 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 will take place noon-1 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 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 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.

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