NACC to Celebrate 2019 Black History Month

NACC to Celebrate 2019 Black History Month

In celebration of Black History Month (February), the following events are scheduled on the Northeast Alabama Community College campus:

On Wednesday, February 6 at 12:00 noon, Campus Christian Ministries will host guest speaker Mr. Kenny Hill, basketball coach from Scottsboro High School, in the student center. Lunch will be provided.

On Friday, February 8 at 12:00 noon, the NACC Music Department will present “Right Back Where I Belong,” featuring the music of Alabama’s own W.C. Handy, Nat “King” Cole, William L. Dawson, Lionel Richie, and the Commodores, in the Beck Music Auditorium.   

On Tuesday, February 12 and Wednesday, February 13, from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., the Student Government Association will show the movie Black Panther in the student center. Free popcorn and bottled water will be provided.  

On Tuesday, February 19, at 10:00 a.m., Mr. Otis Washington will read Langston

Hughes’ “Theme for English B” in the student center. Immediately following, a black history trivia competition will be held. Prizes will be given. Refreshments will be provided by the Rotaract Club.

On Tuesday, February 26, 12:00 noon, motivational speaker Mansfield Key III (Ole Pete Key) from Florence, Alabama, will speak in the lyceum. The public is invited.

Friday, February 1 through Wednesday, February 20, the Cecil B. Word Learning Resources Center will host an exhibit on loan from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. This exhibit, entitled “Courage under Fire,” is a collection of Joseph Postiglione’s photographs, which document the violence and racism the Freedom Riders experienced as their bus was burned in Anniston, Alabama, on May 14, 1961. The Archives and Special Collections Room is open Mon-Thurs 12:00 noon-5:00 p.m. and Fri 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon and other times by appointment. Contact Blake Wilhelm at 256-228-6001 ext. 2288 or at for more information about this exhibit.

Friday, February 1 through Thursday, February 28, a map of significant civil rights events across the state of Alabama will be on exhibit in the student center. The map was a collaborative effort of the art department and the Learning Resources Center.

Student-created presentation slides will be displayed throughout campus on electronic message boards.

For more information on any of these events, please contact Dean Sherie Grace at
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