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TCC students to perform dramatic review of sit-ins in the south


NORFOLK, Va. - (Feb. 21, 2005) - On Friday, Feb. 25, Tidewater Community College, in cooperation with the Urban League of Hampton Roads Inc, invites the community to a celebration of Black History Month featuring a keynote address by Viola O. Baskerville, a Richmond member of the Virginia House of Delegates, in the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby St.

The 6:30 p.m. Black History Month celebration - Empowering Communities, Changing Lives - includes musical offerings and presentation of the Urban League’s Silver Star Awards.

The Silver Star Awards go this year to Ann Dearsley-Vernon, former director of education of the Chrysler Museum and former art consultant at Kane Marie Art Gallery; Edward L. Hamm Jr., director of the Virginia Department of Minority Business Enterprise and president and CEO of E.L.Hamm & Associates Inc.; Dr. McKinley L. Price, a partner in a renowned dentistry in Newport News; the Rotaract Club, a TCC student group; and Walter Taylor Jr., posthumously, former principal of I.C. Norcom.

In addition, dramatically depicting history through a short play written and directed by TCC theatre program director Ed Jacob, a cast of 15 students will portray civil rights actions that led to historic sit-ins through the south in the early 1960s.

Musical offerings will feature Norfolk State University’s Spartan Chorale and Chris Cox of Blaq Fiya with songs including “Lift Every Voice and Sing” and “We Shall Overcome.”

The celebration is free and open to the public. For more information, call TCC’s Information Center, 822-1122.


Laurie White
Media Relations

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