Celebrate African-American History Month

Published: January 25, 2006

Thomas Nelson Community College will celebrate African-American History Month with a wide array of cultural events and presentations to be held on the College’s Hampton and Historic Triangle campuses. TNCC students and members of the community at large are invited to celebrate the rich and diverse contributions of the African American community. All activities are free, open to the general public and suitable for families. Highlights are listed below. For additional information, please contact the Office of Student Activities at 825-2863.

  • That’s Slammin’: Queen Sheba
    Wednesday, February 8 at 1:30 p.m., Wythe Hall Gallery
    Queen Sheba performs her original, award-winning slam poetry, to help gain an understanding of this powerful new art form.
  • African-American Cinema: The Untold Story about a Place Called Hollywood
    Friday, February 10, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Wythe Hall Gallery
    This presentation takes you on a journey along a path of success stories and triumphs of African American cinema artists. This journey will give you a practical lesson on the Black experience in Hollywood. Back by popular demand, this exhibit features African American contributions to movies, literature, theater and more.
  • Legacy of Weyanoke
    Friday, February 10, 7:00 p.m., Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall
    An a cappella vocal ensemble specializing in the songs and stories of the African Diaspora, Legacy of Weyanoke takes their audiences on a journey that pays tribute to that taken by the African ancestors. Telling the story of the first known African settlement in North America through songs and stories, the journey includes countless encounters with Native Americans, who became coworkers, allies, friends and family members.
  • Special Movie Presentation: Separate but Equal (film will be shown in two parts)
    • Hampton Campus:
      Part I: Tuesday, February 14 at 2:00 p.m., Room 237, Wythe Hall
      Part II: Thursday, February 21 at 2:00 p.m., Room 237, Wythe Hall
    • Historic Triangle Campus:
      Part I: Tuesday, February 9 at 11:00 a.m., Student Lounge
      Part II: Thursday, February 16 at 11:00 a.m., Student Lounge
    • The dramatic events leading from a small rural classroom to the Supreme Court decision that outlawed segregation are powerfully reenacted in this contemporary screen classic, beautifully scripted and superbly portrayed by some of Hollywood’s finest actors. Sidney Poitier is Thurgood Marshall, the NAACP lawyer who took the struggle for equal rights to the highest court in the land. Burt Lancaster plays John W. Davis, the opposing counsel, and Richard Riley is Chief Justice Earl Warren, who rallied the Court to the landmark ruling. The true story behind the most important legal battle of our time: Brown vs. Board of Education.
  • Daniel Ssuuna
    Thursday, February 23, 1:30 p.m., Gators Cafeteria, Griffin Hall
    Celebrate the diversity of the African-American culture through the music, dance and drum of East African artist Daniel Ssuuna.

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