TNCC Observes Black History Month with a Series of Free Events

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Thomas Nelson Community College will observe Black History Month with a series of free presentations and other activities. Themed “African American Women Innovators: Thinkers, Creators, Dreamers,” the celebration begins Tuesday, Feb. 7. The schedule is indicated below.

Tuesday, Feb. 7
TNCC Welcomes Carolyn McKinstry

  • 12:00 p.m. — Meet and greet
    Library, Historic Triangle campus, Williamsburg
  • 7:00 p.m. — Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Experience
    Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium (MTCA),
    Templin Hall, Hampton campus
  • 8:00 p.m. — Meet and greet/book signing
    MTCA, Templin Hall, Hampton campus

As a child, Carolyn McKinstry survived the bombing of Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala. After losing four friends in the attack, McKinstry attended mass meetings and rallies at the church as a teen and was among thousands of students hosed by firemen during marches in 1963. The Birmingham native survived a second bombing that destroyed a large portion of her home in 1964. McKinstry has shared her experiences with the History and Discovery Channels, CNN, Life Magazine, The Oprah Winfrey Show, national and local Public Radio and numerous other organizations and academic institutions.


TNCC Libraries Offering Free Tickets to Oct. 27 Book Signing by Bestselling Author Catherine Coulter

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) libraries at the Hampton and Historic Triangle campuses are among locations providing free tickets to an October 27 book signing by New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter. Sponsored by the Virginia Peninsula Literary Consortium (VPLC) of which TNCC is a member, the event takes place at 7 p.m. at Christopher Newport University’s Ferguson Center for the Arts.

The free tickets will be available at VPLC-member libraries including the public libraries of Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson and York County and the academic libraries of Christopher Newport University and Hampton University.