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BC to celebrate Black History Month with variety of events

BC to celebrate Black History Month with variety of events

Thu Jan 31, 2019

Brazosport College will celebrate Black History Month throughout the month of February with a variety of events that educate, as well as entertain.

The busy month begins with a kickoff event on Feb. 4 and will conclude with a film screening and discussion on Feb. 27. Also highlighting the month’s activities are a night of performing arts on Feb. 12 and luncheon featuring Emmy-nominated Houston Fox 26 news anchor Jonathan Martin on Feb. 21.

The full schedule of Black History Month events is listed below:

Black History Month Kickoff Speaker, 10 a.m. at the BC Library
“Quitting Isn’t an Option: Overcoming Obstacles to Achieve Your Dreams”

Black History Month Kickoff Event, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Student Pavilion
Tap into our roots with entertainment, a food truck and presentations from historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The first 100 students will receive meal vouchers to use at the food truck.

Performing Arts Night, 6:30 p.m. at The Clarion at Brazosport College
Enjoy an evening of entertainment and a celebration of the African-American experience through the arts. Discover the contributions made to the history and culture in America by African-Americans. The evening will host a series of performances that include praise dancers, spoken word and the Brazoria County MLK Choir.

Black History Month Luncheon, featuring Jonathan Martin, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Gator Hall
An Atlanta native and graduate of Auburn University, Jonathan Martin is the Emmy-nominated anchor of Houston’s Fox 26 News at 5 and 9 p.m. He has received several Associated Press honors and has been recognized by Houston mayor Sylvester Turner for his community service.

Tickets are available in the Office of Student Life, Employee Development Center or from any Black History Month Planning Committee members.

“Teach Us All” Screening and Discussion, 4 p.m. at Gator Hall
In 1957, following the Brown v. Board of Education case, a group of African-American students known as the Little Rock nine courageously attempted to defy the notion that skin color should determine educational access by integrating an all-white southern high school. Nearly 60 years later, disparities in access to quality education remain among the most urgent civil rights issues of our time. This documentary film seeks to bring the critical lessons of history to bear on the current state of U.S. education and investigate: Sixty years later, how far have we come — or not come — and where do we go from here.

For more information on these events, call (979) 230-3412.