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Black History Month 2013

Now-Feb. 28 The NE library has two exhibits currently on display. Greeting visitors in the lobby is I, Too, Sing America, a collection of dolls and a quilt. Created by Sybil Reddick, the quilt was inspired by people Reddick believes impacted black heritage. Mosier Valley, the second exhibit, is on display in the Heritage Room on the lower level. The exhibition includes photos and documents donated by families who wanted to share their stories and preserve their community’s heritage. The first all-black community in Texas, Mosier Valley was populated primarily by former slaves soon after the Civil War.

 

Feb. 21 Historically Black College and Universities and Black Vendor Fair will be held 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Student Center on South Campus. The fair will showcase African-American vendors and support black education and money. For more information, call Alisa Jones at 817-515-4598.

 

Feb. 21 NE Campus will present Race in the Age of Obama presented by Washington, D.C., attorney Ted Williams at 12:30-1:50 p.m. in Center Corner (NSTU 1615). Williams will discuss the state of U.S. race relations in light of the backlash to President Obama’s re-election. The NE counseling department, student activities, the Union for Cultural Diversity and the Black History Month committee sponsor the event. Register at tccdne.volunteerhub.com.

 

Feb. 22 TR students can join a bus excursion for an educational historic tour around Fort Worth 9:30-11 a.m. The tour will highlight experiences, stories and events that illustrate black history in Fort Worth. A representative of the Tarrant County Historical and Genealogical Society will conduct the tour. Seats are limited, and passengers are required to register. For more information and to register, contact Veronica Warrior at 817-515-1167.

 

Feb. 25 SE Campus’ history department presents The “N” Word: History of a Troublesome Word 1-2:30 p.m. in the North Ballroom. Marvin Delaney, University of Texas at Arlington professor of African-American history, will lead a panel discussion over the “N” word. Topics covered in the discussion will include the history and various uses of the word. For more information, call history instructor Bradley Borougerdi at 817-515-3117.

 

Feb. 26 SE Campus presents Langston Hughes: Ask Your Mama — 12 Moods of Jazz 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the North Ballroom. The 12-part multimedia production features Hughes at his best. The audience can experience the Harlem Renaissance mood in the 800-line suite of poems illustrated by the spoken word. A live quartet accompanies the visual illustrations on screen. For more information, call student activities at 817-515-3595.

Feb. 26 The Langston Hughes Project will be on TR Campus 2-3 p.m. in the Energy Auditorium (TRTR fourth floor, by the rotunda). As a jazz poem suite concert, it will honor the literary works of Langston Hughes, a historic figure leading African-Americans during the Harlem Renaissance. The show will feature a multimedia performance between live music with trumpet and digital artwork. The event is free and open to all students, faculty and staff.

 

Feb. 27 Celebrating Strides is a districtwide event open to all students and faculty. The event, which lasts 6-9 p.m. is free and begins in the Action Suite (TRTR 4202). Light snacks will be served. The evening’s program will include a multimedia art exhibit by Letitia Huckaby, a brief history of Fort Worth by the Multicultural Museum and a presentation on the church in the black community. In addition, entertainment includes musical selections and readings by TCC students, a local church choir performance and a Harriet Tubman dramatic rendition and a performance by Jubilee Theatre. Attendees are encouraged to bring their families.

 

Feb. 27 NE Campus will present the Langston Hughes Project 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Center Corner (NSTU 1515A). The traveling presentation will be in the form of a multimedia performance of Hughes’ kaleidoscopic jazz poem “Ask Your Mama” through poetry, music and video celebrating black culture starting in the Harlem Renaissance.

 

Feb. 28 SE student activities presents African Culture Club Art Exhibit 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in the North Ballroom. The club will share African culture through African artwork. For more information, call student activities at 817-515-3593.

 

Feb. 28 The Langston Hughes Project, a multimedia presentation, will be shown 11 a.m.-noon in WSTU 1303 on NW Campus. University of Southern California music professor Ron McCurdy will present the work of Hughes, known for creating jazz poetry during the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s. For more information, call student development associate Rachael McCloskey at 817-515-7795.

 

Feb. 28 South Campus will host the Langston Hughes Project presented by Ronald C. McCurdy and actor Malcolm Jamal Warner 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the SSTU Cafeteria. The multimedia presentation includes live music and poetry. For more information, call Jasmine Tuya at 817-515-4824.

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