Here’s how the MCC campuses are observing Black History Month

Black History Month

"Selma," one of several movies available for viewing at MCC through Black History Month 2016
“Selma” is one of several movies available for viewing at MCC in February.

 

Metropolitan Community College marks this February as an annual Black History month with several opportunities honoring African American achievements.  Events are happening collegewide.  We hope to see you at some of these exciting happenings, as MCC celebrates America’s rich heritage, culture and diversity.  Below are details of the various activities to enjoy throughout February.

MCC-Penn Valley 

  • Displays around campus all month
  • Feb. 19 – Campus Life Movie Series “Selma”
    • Place and time:  ST Theatre 101, two showings – Noon and 2:00pm, open to the public
  • Feb. 22 – Black Inventors Gallery, traveling exhibit showcases artifacts from African American inventors,
    • Place and time:  EC019, 12:30pm-3:30pm, open to the public
  • Feb. 23 – “Black Tie White Tie: Chronicle of an American Family 1739-1940” film viewing.  This documentary was directed by Jermaine Thomas, a Penn Valley graduate, and produced by Benjamin Meade & Lyle Gibson.  It is based on a book authored by Gibson, an MCC-Penn Valley history professor.
    • Place and time:  ST101 (Little Theater), two showings – 11:00a.m. and 6:oo p.m., open to the public
  • Feb. 24 – ThinkFast Game Show (questions related to African American and women’s history)
    • Place and time:  Campus Center Cafeteria, Noon-1:00pm, open to students

MCC-Maple Woods

  • Feb. 16 – Origins and Beyond: History to Literature to Film, Viewing of movie “Malcolm X,” MCC-Maple Woods faculty members deconstruct this film via three lenses: English, Film and History.
    • Place and time:  Campus Center 110, 12:30pm-2:30 p.m., open to the public

MCC-Longview

  • Feb. 11 – Viewing of movie “The Butler,” Black Achiever Crystal Johnson  will speak on civil rights prior to the showing of the film.
    • Place and time:  Education Center, two showings – 12:00pm and 3:00pm, open to the public
  • Feb. 18 – “An Evening with Kevin Willmott,” Kevin Willmott hosts screening of his film, “Jayhawkers.” The film tells the story of a group of unlikely allies who modernized college sports and changed a small Midwestern town, serving as a parallel to the Civil Rights movement that would transform the entire American society.
    • Place and time:  Cultural Arts Center, 6:00pm, free  to all MCC students-a $10 donation is suggested for the general public

MCC-Blue River

  • Displays around campus all month
  • Feb. 23 – ThinkFast Game Show (questions related to African American history),
    • Place and time:  Campus Center Cafeteria, Noon-1:00pm, open to students
  • Viewing of African American documentaries including:  “March to Freedom: A 400 year history from slavery to salvation,” “The Life and Times of Nelson Mandela,” “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: A Historical Perspective,” “Black History: A Retrospective,” “Selma, Lord, Selma,” “Standing in the Shadows: Motown,” “Journey of Man”
    • Place and time:  Campus Center, running on a continuous loop through February