TNCC to Observe Black History Month with Series of Lectures, Exhibits More


Published: January 14, 2011

HAMPTON, Va. – Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) will observe Black History Month with a series of presentations, lectures, exhibits and other activities that reflect the many contributions of African Americans. Themed “On the Shoulders of Giants: Agents of Change,” the month-long celebrate begins Tuesday, February 1, 2011. All events will take place at the Hampton campus.

February 1
African-American Cinema Gallery Exhibit

A multimedia tribute to Black actors, actresses and authors which includes essays, posters, news clippings, books, screenplays, rare photographs and famous quotes. Free and open to the public
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Library Gallery, Wythe Hall

February 1
Gala Opening: Keynote Speaker, The Honorable Dr. McKinley Price

Dr. McKinley Price, Mayor of the City of Newport News, will serve as the keynote speaker for the TNCC kick-off event celebrating Black History Month. This event will include a special musical performance by Legacy of Weyanoke. Photographer Nadere Johnson will exhibit a special collection of photographs taken in Africa. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall

February 2
Coffee House

Sponsored by the TNCC African-American History and Culture Club, the event will showcase the talents of TNCC students, staff, and faculty. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Espada Room, Moore Hall

February 3
Guest Speaker: Star McCray

Event designer/Planner Star McCray, CEO and Owner of An Elegant Affair, will share insights and strategies for success, and pitfalls to avoid when starting a small business. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Library Gallery, Wythe Hall

February 8
Suwabi African Ballet

Don’t miss this spectacular performance of traditional African dance and drumming. Audience members will be encouraged to join in and experience the excitement of this fun and educational event. Free and open to the public.
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall

February 9
Meet & Greet with Photographer Keith Cephus

Renowned celebrity/fashion photographer Keith Cephas will conduct a special presentation and slide show featuring his best-known works. Mr. Cephas has photographed professional sports teams and numerous celebrities. His works have been featured in several publications, including Essence, Jet, and Vibe magazines. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Library Gallery, Wythe Hall, Hampton campus

February 10
“Space Freeze 1: A Cryogenics Demo”

Virginia Air & Space Center Science Educator Parrish Crosby will conduct a live liquid nitrogen demonstration. Observers will learn how liquid nitrogen causes a physical change. Participants will have the opportunity to use hands-on investigations to find solutions to scientific problems.
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Room 158, Diggs Hall – Hampton campus

Room 110 – Historic Triangle campus – live streaming video

February 16
Panel Presentation: Desegregation of Schools

A panel of presenters will share their personal experiences as participants in the process of desegregating local Hampton Roads schools. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall

February 22
“A Piece of the Present. A Pinch of the Past”

Kevin “The Moose” Anderson, Assistant Station Manager at WHOV 88.1 FM, will provide an exciting and interactive presentation detailing the musical origins of today’s hip-hop music. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Espada Room, Moore Hall

February 23
Colonial Williamsburg Black History Tour

Enjoy this historic tour of Colonial Williamsburg presented by TNCC retiree Charles Falls. Participation is free, but space is limited. Call 757-825-2863 for details and reservations.
12:30– 2:00 p.m.
Colonial Williamsburg

February 24
African Color Culture Day

The TNCC African-American History and Culture Club encourages everyone to recognize the African American culture by wearing green, red, yellow and black.

February 21-25
African-American Cuisine

The TNCC Gators Café, located in Griffin Hall on the Hampton Campus, will offer daily specials featuring African-American cuisine.

February 28
“On the Shoulders of Giants” Essay Contest Colloquium

TNCC student essay contest finalists will share their perspectives on TNCC’s Black History Month theme “On the Shoulders of Giants,” and the winners will be announced.
Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
2:30– 4:00 p.m.
Room 158, Diggs Hall – Hampton Campus
Room 110 – Williamsburg Campus – Live Streaming Video

Events are sponsored by the TNCC Black History Month Committee and Cultural Affairs Committee. For additional information, contact 757- 825-2863.



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