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The African American History Month Committee is comprised of faculty and staff aimed at developing academic and cultural events that promote excellence in teaching and learning.

African American/Black History Month

National African American History Month is an annual celebration honoring those African Americans that have made a significant impact within our local, national, and global communities. Typically, the celebrations are held during the month of February which have been officially designated by the U.S. presidents since 1976.  The original event started out as “Negro History Week” developed by historian Carter G. Woodson and then later evolved into “Black History Month.” Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating black history.


African American History Month 2014 Calendar of Events

Monday, February 3 –
Monday, February 17

African American History Month Writing Contest
Student submissions of poetry, short story or essay selections to 4AABHMOContest@dcccd.edu.
Hosted by the English and Developmental Writing Departments

   

Rescheduled

“The 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act: Looking Back, Looking Forward”
Social Science, Human Services and Business Division Lecture Series
Presented by Professor Liz Nichols, History faculty

   

Wednesday, February 5
11:15 a.m.   ▪   C-135

“The Historical Perspective and Current Implications of Brown vs. the Board of Education”
Social Science, Human Services and Business Division Lecture Series
Presented by Professor Stacey Jurhree, Government faculty

   

Wednesday, February 5
12:30 p.m. 
Performance Hall

Special Recital Series
Bass baritone vocalist, James Goodley accompanied by Mark Graham

   

Wednesday, February 12
10:10 a.m.  ▪    C-295

“Black in Vietnam”
Social Science, Human Services and Business Division Lecture Series
Presented by Professor Matt Hinckley, History faculty

   

Monday, February 17 –
Friday, March 7
Library

“Stamp of Excellence: Who Should Be Next?” Campaign
African American Stamp Collection Exhibit

   

Tuesday, February 18
9:30 a.m.   ▪   C-135

“The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow: Plessy vs. Ferguson”
Social Science, Human Services and Business Division Lecture Series
Presented by Professor Glynn Newman, Government faculty

   
Wednesday, February 19
12:30 p.m.   ▪   C135
“Choices and Consequences: A Path to Prison or Success”
Panel Discussion

Hosted by the Men’s Empowerment Coalition

 

 

Thursday, February 20
11 a.m.   ▪    C-135
“Students of the Black Panther Party”
Social Science, Human Services and Business Division Lecture Series
Presented by Professor Brett Wilkinson, Visiting Scholar History faculty

 

 

Saturday, February 22
4 p.m.  
Performance Hall
Community Dance Event featuring local dance studios and dance teams

 

 

Tuesday, February 25
11 a.m.  
Performance Hall
African American History Month Read-In
Guest reader, DCCCD Read-In founder, Carla Ranger
Hosted by the Arts, Language and Literature division. 

 

Thursday, February 27
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  
S-100/101
Historically Black Colleges and Universities College Day
Featuring local college recruiters, Eastfield College advisors,
and a panel presentation of college professionals at 12:30.

 

 

Friday, February 28
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.  
Library

African American Stamp Collection Exhibit Reception