Black History Month

TCC events and activities mark Black History Month 2018

The national theme for Black History Month in 2018 is "African Americans in Times of War," which commemorates the centennial of the end of World War I in 1918 and explores the meanings and implications of its aftermath. TCC's Office for Intercultural Learning will host several special events, including an inaugural half-day conference, TCC 360: A Dialogue on Black Life and Legacies, featuring keynote speaker Vernon J. Hurte.

Black History Month Keynote Address: A Dialogue on Black Life and Legacies with Vernon J. Hurte

Friday, February 23
9 a.m.
Norfolk Campus Student Center, 5th floor

Vernon J. Hurte (pictured above) is the associate vice president and dean of students at Iowa State University. Hurte formerly directed the Center for Student Diversity at the College of William & Mary. He was senior pastor of the historic New Light Baptist Church in Richmond for nearly a decade.

Free and open to the public.

RSVP

Information: intercultural@tcc.edu or 757-822-7296

If special accommodations are needed, please contact the TCC Information Center at 757-822-1122 or the Office of Educational Accessibility at 757-822-7552 at least two weeks prior to the event.
 

2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Recognition Program

This program recognizes members of the TCC student body, faculty and staff whose passion for service and justice reflects that of Dr. King.

Recipients of the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship and the College Distinguished Service Award will be recognized at a luncheon on Friday, February 23, as part of the TCC 360: A Dialogue on Black Life & Legacies half-day conference.

View 2018 recipients

TCC Black History Month Events

Chesapeake Campus Events

Atumpan Talking Drums: Sounds of Freedom
Feb. 20, 12:30 p.m.
Chesapeake Campus Student Center
Features the music, stories and dance of Africans in the Dismal Swamp and beyond.

Thinkfast Gameshow: Black History Edition
Feb. 22, 12:30 p.m.
Chesapeake Campus Student Center
Put your knowledge of black history and pop culture to the test for a chance to win up to $200! Student ID is required to participate.

Black History Month: Faculty & Student Panel Discussion
Feb. 27, 12:30 p.m.
Chesapeake Campus Student Center
Discussion with faculty and students on facilitated topics centered on social justice, culture, politics and media.

Atumpan Talking Drums: Kufis, Crowns & Kangolas
Feb. 28, 12:30 p.m.
Chesapeake Campus Student Center
The adventure traces the development of hip-hop culture from its roots in West Africa through the enslaved Africans to the Jazz Age to the present day.

Norfolk Campus Events

Social Media and Black History Month
Feb. 7, Noon
Norfolk Campus Student Center, 5th Floor
Robert Perkins, chair of the sociology department at Norfolk State University, speaks on “Stop Searching: We are the Heroes for Social Change.”

Student Leadership Conference
Feb. 8, 11:30 a.m.
Norfolk Campus Student Center, 5th Floor
Former U.S. Ambassador Robin Renee Sanders speaks on “Global Leadership, Challenges and Opportunities.”

“Entrepreneurship Matters: A Conversation About Economic Empowerment in the African American Community”
Feb. 14, Noon
Norfolk Campus Student Center, 5th Floor
Join the conversation on how to start, grow or manage a business.

A Conversation for First Generation College Students
Feb. 21, Noon
Norfolk Campus Student Center, 5th Floor
Jennifer Dixon-McKnight, TCC history professor, talks about the purpose and pitfalls of higher education.

Financial Empowerment
Feb. 22, Noon
Norfolk Campus Student Center, 5th Floor
Learn about “Making Money Moves.”

Keynote address: A Dialogue on Black Life and Legacies with Vernon J. Hurte
Feb. 23, 9 a.m
Norfolk Campus Student Center, 5th Floor
RSVP at tcc360.eventbrite.com.

Portsmouth Campus Events

Black History Knowledge Pop-Up
Feb. 1, Noon
Portsmouth Campus, Building A, Lobby
Discover how much you know about Black History! Come, spin the wheel and test your knowledge.

First Friday: Lift Every Voice
Feb. 2, 11:30 a.m.
Portsmouth Campus Student Center, Commons Area
Celebrate voices that have been silenced or have gone unheard.

Mancala Game Tournament
Feb. 6, Noon
Portsmouth Campus Student Center, Multipurpose Room
Compete in the African stone game Mancala and take home the grand prize. Student ID is required to participate.

Make ’N Take Monday: Akoma Hope Boxes
Feb. 19, 11 a.m.
Portsmouth Campus Student Center, 2nd Floor Lounge
Make your own “hope box” and fill it with reminders of your goals, aspirations and things you need such as patience, goodwill, faithfulness and soul consciousness.

Leadership and Lunch: African Americans in Times of War
Feb. 20, 12:30 p.m.
Portsmouth Campus, Building A, The Forum
A panel of experts explores the role of African Americans in the struggle against repression and exploitation.

Virginia Beach Campus Events

Voices in History
Feb. 12, 12:30 p.m.
Virginia Beach Campus Student Center, room K-313
This presentation by Professor Paul Reimann will tell the story and importance of several historical African Americans in various wars.

The Art of W. A. R. (Wealth, Absences, Revolution)
Feb. 15, 6 p.m.
Virginia Beach Campus Student Center, room K219
A soulful expression of African-American culture emphasized through visual art, music and spoken word – all that celebrate the legacy of African-American artistry.

Freedom of Dance
Feb. 28, 5:30 p.m.
Virginia Beach Campus Student Center, Café
Learn the history and importance of dance and about traditional dances from African countries.