Black History Month

We will update this site with events as they are planned. For more information, call (919) 718-7365

About

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out of "Negro History Week," the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating black history.

Source: www.history.com/topics/black-history-month

Events

FEB

18

The History of Black History Month

  • when: 12pm
  • who: Robert Barnes
  • where: Pittsboro Campus, Chatham Community Library - Holmes Meeting Room
  • what: This lecture will address the following questions: Why is there a Black History Month? Why is Black History Month In February? Where did the idea for Black History Month Originate? Why is it called Black History Month and not African American History Month? Why do we celebrate Black History Month? If you have contemplated any of these issues, please join us for a lively discussion followed by an opportunity to ask questions

FEB

19

Celebrating a Rich Heritage

  • when: 10am - 11:30am
  • who: Carl Thompson, Director of Continuing Education/Chatham County
  • where: Siler City, Community Room 230
  • what: A celebration of the legacy and contemporary culture of the African diaspora depicted in the arts, science and other areas. Appreciating global contributions, presentations from students (ABE, GED, AHS & ESL), Music, and Refreshments. For Details contact: Della Newkirk-Lead ABE Instructor, 919-545-8668, dnewk746@cccc.edu

FEB

27

The History of Black History Month

  • when: 1pm
  • who: Robert Barnes
  • where: Lillington Campus - Miriello Building, Room 135
  • what: This lecture will address the following questions: Why is there a Black History Month? Why is Black History Month In February? Where did the idea for Black History Month Originate? Why is it called Black History Month and not African American History Month? Why do we celebrate Black History Month? If you have contemplated any of these issues, please join us for a lively discussion followed by an opportunity to ask questions

FEB

25

History of Hip Hop

  • when: 2pm - 3pm
  • who: Vadrin Colvin-King, Sociology Instructor
  • where: Lee campus
  • what: In celebration of Black History, let's explore the cultural art form of Hip-Hop in its first 20 years of life; from urban NY to the west coast, and the rural south. The lecture highlights a few of the most classic and game-changing lyrics and artists from 1978-1998. Warning: Some lyrics may be considered offensive.

FEB

26

History of Hip Hop

  • when: 2pm - 3pm
  • who: Vadrin Colvin-King, Sociology Instructor
  • where: Lee campus
  • what: In celebration of Black History, let's explore the cultural art form of Hip-Hop in its first 20 years of life; from urban NY to the west coast, and the rural south. The lecture highlights a few of the most classic and game-changing lyrics and artists from 1978-1998. Warning: Some lyrics may be considered offensive.