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Black History Month calendar

Today 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 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.

 

Today, Feb. 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.

 

Today-Feb. 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. 9 Trinity River students, faculty and staff can enjoy a special soul food lunch for $5.95 in the Riverfront Cafe. Common Ground, featuring Freddie Sandifer, will perform 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the café.

 

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. 15-20 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. 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. 16 TR Black History Month committee presents Perspectives on Young African-Americans. Panelists include Chad Wooley, history instructor; Dr. Dreand Johnson, mathematics and science divisional dean; and Jinnell Killingsworth, government instructor. The event will be held 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in TRTR 3901 in the Math and Science Wing of the Trinity River Building.

 

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. 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. 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. 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. 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.

 

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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