TCC Kicks Off African-American Heritage Month

Retired  Lt. Gen. Frank E. Petersen Jr. gets TCC’s African-American Heritage Month celebrations under way Wednesday with a presentation on “Six Decades of Change: Civil Rights and the Military.” Petersen, credited as the first African-American Marine Corps aviator and the first general, will speak at 12:30 p.m. in the Student Center, Center Corner at Northeast Campus.

Also, Wednesday on Northwest Campus, Star-Telegram columnist Bob Ray Sanders will discuss his book, “Calvin Littlejohn: Portrait of a Community in Black and White” at 11:30 a.m. in the Student Center, Room 1303.

Motivational speaker Hollis Conway, who won the Olympic silver and bronze medals in the high jump, will discuss overcoming obstacles at Southeast Campus, 2100 Southeast Parkway in Arlington on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the North Ballroom.

South Campus events include a health forum Thursday, Feb. 10, in the Student Center Living Room, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins’ discussion of the “Innocence Project” Thursday, Feb. 17, at 1 p.m., preceded by a reception at 12:30 p.m., in the Rotunda.

Celebrations on Trinity Campus include “Leadership eXperience Summit: Leading in the 21st Century, Unleashing Millennial Leaders.”  Motivational speaker Al Duncan will discuss “The Secrets of Thriving Student Leaders” during the summit on Friday, Feb. 18, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in the Action A Room on the fourth floor.

A printable schedule of African-American Heritage events (PDF will open in a  new window) is available.