AACC will salute African American achievements in art, music and battles for social justice, both in the past and in the present, during February, Black History Month. Events may be added throughout the month. Visit http://www.aacc.edu/blackhistorymonth/ for the latest updates.
Exhibit, “Peril and Progress – Civil Rights In America,” Pascal Center for Performing Arts Gallery; reception, Feb. 4, 6-7:30 p.m. Part of the college’s celebration of Black History Month, these works by African American artists feature pieces that depict civil rights and voting, from Just Lookin’ Art Gallery in Hagerstown; hours are Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and Fridays, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Feb. 9 – 12:30-2 p.m.
Movie, clips from the movie “Selma” will be shown, followed by discussion; AACC at Arundel Mills (AMIL) Room 101; part of the college’s celebration of Black History Month.
Feb. 11 – 2-5 p.m.
Discussion, “Meet the Greeks,” Student Union Room 102. Representatives from historically black sororities and fraternities will talk about the benefits of being part of service organizations on a four-year college campus as part of the college’s celebration of Black History Month.
Feb. 18 – time and place to be announced
Discussion, AACC’s Meetings of the Mind presents “Police: Friend or Foe,” as part of the college’s celebration of Black History Month.
Feb. 19 – 7:30 p.m. (snow date: Feb. 21 – 3 p.m.)
Concert, “Lift Every Voice: A Concert of African American Composers,” Robert E. Kauffman Theater in the Pascal Center for Performing Arts. Anna Binneweg, D.M., associate professor of performing arts, will conduct the AACC Symphony Orchestra in a program comprised entirely of works by African American Composers. A highlight will be a special multi-media presentation by Chris Ballengee, Ph.D., assistant professor of performing arts. Admission is $10 general admission; $7 AACC employees, active military, senior citizens, groups, outside students and children under 10; $5 students with valid AACC student ID, unless otherwise noted. For tickets, contact the AACC Box Office, 410-777-2457 or firstname.lastname@example.org Information: http://www.aacc.edu/music/orchestra.cfm
Feb. 23 – Noon-3 p.m.
Event, Festival of Black Culture, Civil Rights Reenactment and Voter Registration, Dining Hall, Student Union, as part of the college’s celebration of Black History Month. See reenactments of counter sit-in demonstrations and voter rights violations, listen to presentations from black businesses and learn about black history, art, literature and music; register to vote.
Feb. 24 – 1 p.m.
Event, “We Shall Not Be Moved,” featuring Joan Trumpauer and Michael O’Brien, Robert E. Kauffman Theater in the Pascal Center for Performing Arts, part of the college’s celebration of Black History Month. Trumpauer was a student at Tougaloo College when she participated in the sit-in at the luncheon counter of the Woolworth store in Jackson, Miss. O’Brien took photos of the sit-in and later wrote a book, “We Shall Not Be Moved,” about the participants – both the protestors and the people who gathered around them. They will talk about the sit-in’s impact.
Feb. 25 – 6-9 p.m.
Event, Black Male Summit, Center for Applied Learning and Technology (CALT) Room 100. Hosted by the AACC Black Male Initiative, the summit brings together young black males and successful black businessmen and community members to show a pathway for success.