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Black History Month calendar

Now-Feb. 19 South Campus will host an art exhibit Celebrating African-American History during library hours in Drake Study Break Café in Jenkins Garrett Library. Students from all campuses are invited to visit.

 

Now-Feb. 20 TR faculty and staff will participate in Nash Elementary Literacy Week by reading to elementary students from various books focused on Black History Month.

 

Feb. 17 The documentary Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice will be shown 12:30-2:30 p.m. in SSTU Texas Room on South Campus. The film shows Wells’ contributions to the struggle for freedom, justice and true people’s power.

 

Feb. 18 South Campus will teach students about The Tuskegee Airmen, who were the first black military airmen during a time when people thought blacks lacked intelligence, skill, courage and patriotism. It will take place 12:30-2:30 p.m. in Carillon Theatre in the Joe. B. Rushing Center for Performing Arts.

 

Feb. 19 South Campus will host an Open Mic Public Reading from selected books and poems written by African-American authors 12:30-2 p.m. in Drake Study Break Café in Jenkins Garrett Library. Speaker Devin Wright will share some of his literary influences and give suggestions to audience members.

 

Feb. 22 The Langston Hughes Project presentation is 10-11:30 a.m. in SSTU Texas Room on South Campus. The presentation includes a multimedia jazz performance of Hughes’ Ask Your Mama: Twelve Moods for Jazz and Poetry.

 

Feb. 22 TR Campus students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in the African-American Read-In noon-1 p.m. in the library, third floor of the Trinity River Building.

 

Feb. 23 SE Campus will host Ron McCurdy and the Langston Hughes Project: A Reflection of Jazz and Poetry 8:30-10 a.m. in C.A. Roberson Theatre (ESEC 1401). The project consists of a multimedia production that portrays 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. 23 The Langston Hughes Project, a multimedia suite (a mixture of poetry, live jazz and history) based on Hughes’ poem “Ask Your Mama,” will be presented at noon in TRTR 4008 of the Trinity River Building.

 

Feb. 23 W.E.B. DuBois — A Tribute: 20th Century Giant for Freedom, Justice and Peace will be presented 12:30-2 p.m. in SSTU Texas Room on South Campus. The slide presentation will chronicle his contributions to human rights, self-determination, class struggle and peace.

 

Feb. 23 A panel of lawyers with areas of expertise in bankruptcy, criminal, probate and family law will answer students’ questions on South Campus. The Tarrant County Black Bar Association Legal Forum will take place 6 p.m. in the Recital Hall.

 

Feb. 23 South Campus will sponsor African-American Women’s Hairstory 6:15-8 p.m. in SSTU Living Room. The event includes an opening narrative by Altheria Gaston, education instructor, a panel discussion including community member Shandra Smith, TCC students Makeda McNeil and Shawndra Blue, math associate professor Yolanda Parker and Simone Johnson of Nappiology. A natural hair show will follow.

 

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 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.

 

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 examine and illustrate 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. Texas Wesleyan Law School associate professor Jason Gillmer, who researched Michelle Obama’s ancestry, will discuss the lifestyle of a family of free blacks in the pre-Civil War Texas. Refreshments will be available.

 

Feb. 25 The South Campus Black History Month Closing Ceremony will include a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and “Litany for Libations,” a time to remember ancestors and call on them for strength. The ceremony will take place 1-2:30 p.m. in SSTU Living Room.

Feb. 25 The South Campus music department’s Festival in Celebration of African Heritage Month will feature both vocal and instrumental music from students and faculty 7:30 p.m. in Recital Hall on South Campus. Admission is free. A reception follows the performance.

 

March 2 South Campus will host Negro Spirituals and Compositions by African-American Composers, a faculty and guest recital, 7:30 p.m. in Recital Hall. The performance will feature Angela Cofer, opera singer and Southwestern Theological Seminary voice professor, and Oscar Dressler, pianist and South Campus music professor. Admission is free. A reception follows the performance.

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