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Black History Month calendar

Feb. 1 TR Campus Black History committee will kick off the month’s celebrations with readings of proclamations by County Commissioner Roy C. Brooks and from State Rep. Mark Veasey at 11:30 a.m. on Main Street, Trinity River Building. A screening of the movie The Great Debaters will begin at noon in the cafeteria. The film depicts the 1935 success of a group of students from the all-black Wylie College in Marshall, Texas, who debated students from white colleges. Administrators will wear African violet corsages as a tribute to the month.

 

Feb. 1-12 SE Campus starts its Black History Month celebrations with Black History Month Exhibit available during normal SE Campus operating hours in the Bistro. This exhibit will include displays about historical figures and events pertinent to the African-American heritage. This free exhibit is open to the public. For more information, call student activities at 817-515-3595.

 

Feb. 3 SE Campus will hold African-American Read In 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Bistro. To celebrate African-American literacy, students, faculty and staff will be invited to select a work written and published by an African-American author and read it to those gathered in the Bistro. Everyone is welcome to participate. For more information, call student activities at 817-515-3595.

 

Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24 South Campus will sponsor The Dark Continent: Discovering Africa in All of Us, an African-American documentary film fest, noon-2 p.m. every Wednesday during February in SSTU Texas Room. A live discussion will follow each viewing.

 

Feb. 12 A blending of pictures and words of the book Grandpa, Is Everything Black Bad? by Sandy Lynne Holman will be presented during Story Time 10:30 a.m. in the Jenkins Garrett Library on South Campus. The event is open to South students as well as elementary and middle school students.

 

Feb. 16 NE Campus student activities and the Black History committee will sponsor African-American Read-In 12:30-2 p.m. in NSTU Center Corner. Faculty, staff and students are invited to read their favorite work by an African-American author. The event is Mardi Gras-themed and will include Mardi Gras food and entertainment. To sign up to read at the event, visit www.tccreadin.com.

 

Feb. 22 The Langston Hughes Project exhibit is on display on South Campus, location TBA. The presentation includes a multimedia jazz performance of Langston Hughes’ Ask Your Mama: Twelve Moods for Jazz and Poetry.

 

Feb. 23 SE Campus will host Ron McCurdy and the Langston Hughes Project: A Reflection of Jazz and Poetry 8:30-10 a.m. with the location TBA. The project consists of a multimedia production that portrays Langston Hughes at his best with an 800-line suite of poems illustrated by the spoken word, accompanied by a live quartet and visual illustrations on a screen. This free event is open to the public. For more information, call student activities at 817-515-3595.

 

Feb. 24 NE Campus student activities and Black History committee will sponsor Langston Hughes Project: Ask Your Mama 12:30-2 p.m. in NSTU Center Corner. The multimedia concert is a jazz montage that tells the story of Langston Hughes, a poet, novelist, columnist, playwright and early innovator of the literary art form of jazz poetry. Ron McCurdy and his band from California will provide music. The group has performed nationally including places in New York and New Jersey.

 

Feb. 24 As part of Black History Month, NW Campus will host the Langston Hughes Project: A Reflection of Poetry and Jazz. The event is 9-10 a.m. in WSTU 1303. The presentation will show Hughes’ vision of the global struggle for freedom in the early 1960s. For more information, contact Vesta Martinez at 817-515-7795.

 

Feb. 25 NE Campus student activities and Black History committee will sponsor Shades of Gray: The Life and Times of a Free Family of Color in Antebellum Texas 12:30-2 p.m. in NSTU Center Corner. Speaker Jason Williams will discuss the research he has conducted for his biography on Michelle Obama. The research centers on her ancestral history and childhood years. Refreshments will be available.

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