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TCC CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH FILMS, SPEAKERS, GOSPEL CONCERTS, DANCE AND JEOPARDY!

 

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (Jan. 18, 2005) – Tidewater Community College celebrates Black History Month with a wide assortment of activities throughout February. With performances, films, lectures and entertainment at each of TCC’s four campuses, the community is invited to celebrate the rich and diverse contributions of African Americans. All activities are free and open to the general public.

Visit www.tcc.edu to view all TCC Black History Month events.

February 1
Opening Session w/ Guest Speaker,
Portsmouth Campus: 822.2171 or 822.2169
12:30 p.m. / Beazley Theater

Tales of the Griot by Atumpan, Virginia Beach Campus: 822.7226
Stories and instruments from Africa, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. / Pungo Auditorium

Mid-Day Movies: “Great Black Women” Chesapeake Campus: 822.5138 or 822.5123
An excellent film kicking off a weeklong profile of inspiring and influential black women. 12:30 p.m. / Whitehurst Student Lounge

February 2
Mrs. Cook & Greek Step Show,
Portsmouth Campus: 822.2171 or 822.2169
Mrs. Cook (Portsmouth Historian) will lead a detailed discussion about the history of Portsmouth and how it has affected African Americans. Various members from area colleges will also present an exhibition step-show and give historical background information.12:30 p.m. / Cafeteria

February 3
The Drum: Ancient Traditions Today,
Virginia Beach Campus: 822.7226
Nationally known percussionist Tom Teasley, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. / Pungo Auditorium

February 4
Lift Every Voice & Sing (A Gospel Showcase)!
Norfolk Campus: 822.1561
Area gospel groups kick-off TCC’s Norfolk Campus Black History Month programming. 5 p.m. / TCC’s Jeanne & George Roper Performing Arts Center

February 5
Mid-Day Movie - “Ray”
Norfolk Campus: 822.7226
Ray Charles was a music legend, and now his life story has been captured on film. Come experience Jamie Foxx at his best. 12:30 p.m.

February 7
*Civil Rights & Civil Wrongs with Special Guest Gaye Adegbalola
Norfolk Campus: 822.1561

 

TCC’s Women’s Center and Student Activities proudly present Ms. Gaye Adegbalola, past Virginia Teacher of the Year winner. She will offer an exciting presentation on Civil Rights and Civil Wrongs. Join in this engaging discussion about the past, the present and hopes for the future. 12-1 p.m. / Martin Building, Room 2502



Mid-Day Movie - “When We Were Kings” Chesapeake Campus: 822.5138 or 822.5123
This movie will launch a weeklong look at athletes and entertainers, as TCC presents this documentary of the 1974 heavyweight championship bout in Zaire between champion George Foreman and underdog challenger Muhammad Ali. 12:30 p.m. / Whitehurst Student Lounge

February 8
Mid-Day Movie: “Standing on My Sisters’ Shoulder”
Chesapeake Campus: 822.2301 or 822.2171
TCC’s Women’s Center and Student Activities present this award-winning documentary that reveals the Civil Rights movement in Mississippi in the 1950s and 60s from the point of view of the courageous women who lived it - and emerged as its grassroots leaders. 12 p.m. / George B. Pass Theater

When Blackbirds Fly: A Tuskegee Airman Remembers Virginia Beach Campus: 822.7226]
Emotional stories about the WWII 301st fighter squadron by Rodney Williams. 12:30 p.m. / Pungo Auditorium

February 9
Old-time Storyteller
Norfolk Campus: 822.1561
The Old Griot from an African village will present stories once told to children generations long gone, recreated for adults and children at heart. 12-1 p.m. / Martin Building, Room 2502

“Jackie Robinson: A Game Apart” (One-Man Play) Portsmouth Campus: 822.2171 or 822.2169
This is a historical play that tells the incredible true story of Jackie Robinson from beginning to end. He was more than just a baseball player. 12:30 p.m. / Beazley Theater

Mid-Day Movies - “Ida B. Wells, A Passion for Justice” Chesapeake Campus: 822.5138 or 822.5123. This film explores the outspoken African American activist - her challenges and accomplishments. 12:30 p.m. / Whitehurst Student Lounge

February 10
Hip-Hop Jeopardy Game
Portsmouth Campus: 822.2171 or 822.2169
103 JAMZ DJs will be on hand to help students compete against each other to determine their knowledge of Hip-Hop culture. A discussion will take place immediately after the game to discuss the positive and negative aspects that Hip-Hop has had on the Black community and society. 12:30 p.m. / Cafeteria

“Harriet Tubman – The Chosen One” by Gwen Briley Strand Virginia Beach Campus: 822.7226
A dramatic performance featuring Gwen Briley Strand. 12:30-1:30 p.m. / Pungo Auditorium

February 14
Health Fair and Information Sessions
Portsmouth Campus: 822.2171 or 822.2169
Health screenings and information will be available to address the health and wellness of African Americans. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. / Cafeteria and Waterfront Conference Room


February 15
Tap Team Two
Virginia Beach Campus: 822.7226
An energetic program recalling the history of American tap dance. 12:30-1:30 p.m. / Pungo Auditorium

February 16
Feel the Rhythm of the Night – Drumming Workshop
Norfolk Campus: 822.1561
African drummers share beats from Africa and African American culture. This will be an interactive workshop with lots of movement. 12 p.m. / TCC’s Jeanne & George Roper Performing Arts Center, Room 4235

Black Inventors Program Portsmouth Campus: 822.2171 or 822.2169
The traffic light, the washing machine, the torpedo, the golf tee and the answering machine are a few of the items that were invented by Blacks. Join TCC for a history lesson about Black inventors from the past. 12:30 p.m. / Beazley Theater

Roundtable Discussion – “A Hip-Hop Forum” Chesapeake Campus: 822.5138 or 822.5123
Join an open discussion about the “Hip-Hop” genre and how the music has shaped pop culture and the lives of many. 12:30 p.m. / Location TBD

February 17
Talk: African Americans and Substance Abuse
Virginia Beach Campus: 822.7226
Lecture by Robert Hewitt – City of Virginia Beach Community Services Board, 12:30-1:30 p.m. / Pungo Auditorium

February 22
Mid-Day Movie: “Standing on My Sisters’ Shoulder”
Portsmouth Campus: 822.2171 or 822.2169
TCC’s Women’s Center and Student Activities present this award-winning documentary that reveals the Civil Rights movement in Mississippi in the 1950s and 60s from the point of view of the courageous women who lived it - and emerged as its grassroots leaders. 12 p.m. / Beazley Theater

A Joyful Sound Virginia Beach Campus: 822.7226
Viola performance by Amadi Hummings, 12:30-1:30 p.m. / Pungo Auditorium

February 23
TCC Café’ Night
Chesapeake Campus: 822.5138 or 822.5123
Open Mic Night has changed its name. Join TCC for open expression and music provided by the students, faculty and staff. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided. 7 p.m. / Whitehurst Student Lounge

Jeopardy TCC Style Norfolk Campus: 822.1561
Student Activities will host a fast-paced and fun-filled Jeopardy-type program with questions and answers focusing on Black history. 6 p.m. / TCC’s Jeanne & George Roper Performing Arts Center, Room 4235

Gospel Choir Concert Portsmouth Campus: 822.2171 or 822.2169
Area gospel choirs will perform several selections to celebrate Black History Month. 12:30 p.m. / Beazley Theater

February 24
The Two Nations of Black America
Virginia Beach Campus: 822.7226
The Frontline documentary examines the economic divide in Black America.12:30-1:30 p.m. / Pungo Auditorium

February 25
TCC/Urban League Black History Month Program
Norfolk Campus: 822.1155 or tccrsvp@tcc.edu
LEGACIES: CHANGING LIVES, EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES

* Special Events: Re-enactment of the 1960s sit-ins that took place at Norfolk’s Woolworth Building - photo mural unveiling
~ Keynote speaker: Viola Osborne Baskerville, Virginia House of Delegates
~ Celebration with esteemed speakers, performers, community award recipients.
6:30 p.m. / TCC Jeanne & George Roper Performing Arts Center



February 28
Closing Speaker & African Dancers
Portsmouth Campus: 822.2171 or 822.2169
TCC ends its month-long programming with a guest speaker and African dancers. 12:30 p.m. / Cafeteria

Please note that events are subject to change.
Call the respective TCC Campus Student Activities office for current details.

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Laurie White
Media Relations
757-822-1085

Tidewater Community College is the second largest of the 23 community colleges in the Commonwealth of Virginia, enrolling more than 35,000 students annually. The 37th largest in the nation’s 1,600 community-college network, TCC ranks among the 50 fastest-growing large community colleges. Founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System, the college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in the theater district in downtown Norfolk, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth and a regional Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-four percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit www.tcc.edu

 
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