The Student News Site of Tarrant County College

The Collegian

The Student News Site of Tarrant County College

The Collegian

The Student News Site of Tarrant County College

The Collegian

Black History Month calendar

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 TCC students as well as elementary and middle school students.

 

Feb. 15-19 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.

 

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. 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 South Campus will sponsor African-American Women’s Hairstory, including an opening narrative, panel discussion and natural hair show, 6:15-8 p.m. in SSTU Living Room.

 

Feb. 24 NE and NW campuses will present Langston Hughes Project: Ask Your Mama.  The program will be 12:30-2 p.m. in NSTU Center Corner on NE and 9-10 a.m. in WSTU 1303 on NW. 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.

Donate to The Collegian

Your donation will support the student journalists of Tarrant County College. Your contribution will allow us to purchase equipment and cover our annual website hosting costs.

More to Discover
Donate to The Collegian