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Black History Month



AACC joins the community in honor of this year’s Black History Month with the theme Blackness in Full Bloom. A number of events are planned throughout the month to inspire, educate and promote engagement in meaningful discussion. Learn more on our Black History Month webpage.


FEB. 1-29


Black History Month Art Exhibit and Reception

“Blackness in Full Bloom”

Pascal Center for Performing Arts Gallery

Exhibit Hours

Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Exhibit Reception

Feb. 15

2-4 p.m.


Black History Month Visual Display

“Positive Impact on America”

A curated selection of library materials on display will include books, e-books, articles and streaming academic videos that align with this year’s theme, "Blackness in Full Bloom.” The exhibit will highlight African American heroes in various fields and use Amanda Gorman’s poems to emphasize the title of the exhibit.


Guests may visit this exhibit in person and virtually. The physical display is near the second-floor entrance to Truxal Library. Virtual guests may visit online.


FEB. 6


"Talking Black in America"

Attendees will view the movie, "Talking Black in America." A 30-minute discussion with moderator Robert Hurd, Ph.D.,  professor of English, will follow.

3:30 p.m.

Zoom


FEB. 13


Create Your Own Black Wall Street: Support and learn about entrepreneurship in the Black community

Attendees will view the movie, "Talking Black in America." A 30-minute discussion with moderator Robert Hurd, Ph.D.,  professor of English, will follow.

3:30 p.m.

Zoom


FEB. 14


Black History Month Spirit Day and Poetry Slam Kickoff Event

Food Network’s “Chopped” Grand Champion Chef David K. Thomas and wife, Chef Tonya Thomas, of H3irloom Food Group to do a modern soul cooking demonstration and tasting with HCAT.

11 a.m., HUM Room 214


Black History Month Spirit Day and Poetry Slam

Show off your favorite spirit day fashion from the list below and join us for a spoken word event with Backpack Jeff. Student poets are welcome to participate! 

Spirit Inspiration:

  • Show your cultural fashions from across the Diaspora.

  • Celebrate 50 years of hip-hop dress for your favorite hip-hop era: ‘80s, ‘90s, 2000s.

  • Show your sneaker love! Wear Jordan 1’s, Dunks, Pandas or Adidas.

  • Come listen to Backpack Jeff’s presentation. Student poets are welcome to participate.

Noon-3 p.m., HLSB Room 145B


FEB. 15


Spring Transfer Fair with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Pop-Up

Start your college search, narrow your choices or select a school. Ask representatives about admission requirements, programs of study, tuition costs and financial aid opportunities, campus life, upcoming tours, and information sessions for prospective students. Featuring a HBCU Pop-Up! Learn more about historically Black colleges and universities. If you’re a proud HBCU alum and you want to represent your university, wear HBCU apparel and stop by for a photograph.

10 a.m.-1 p.m., SUN 120 Hawk's Nest Grill and Deli


Black History Month Artists’ Reception

“Blackness in Full Bloom”

2-4 p.m., Pascal Center for Performing Arts Gallery


FEB. 28


Kings in the Ivory Tower: The State of Black Men in Higher Education

Join us for this panel discussion.

12:30-1:45 p.m., HLSB 100 and  Zoom 


FEB. 29


Brotherhood & Community: Building Fellowship through Conversation

Join the Black Male Institute for this virtual event. More details to come. 

Noon-1:30 p.m.

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