African-American Heritage Celebrations Under Way

NE_black_history_reddick_8269“The Spoken Word Evolution” at Northeast Campus launches African-American Heritage Month celebrations today at TCC.

A night at Bass Hall, reflections from a top legal expert and national television political analyst, a district-wide celebration of the African-American experiences and a traveling performance to be presented on all five campuses are also on tap for those willing to delve into their own or explore the culture of others.

From 12:30 to 2 p.m., performers include Spoken Word artists Soule, T. Odis, Princess, Ms. Vicki and Keith Thomas at the Northeast’s Student Center, Center Corner, NSTU 1615A.

TCC Night at Memphis! provides the TCC community a chance to enjoy the award-winning Broadway musical at a fraction of the cost at Bass Hall. To take in the musical Feb. 13 that “bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love,” visit Enter code: TCC to get tickets for just $25.

A lecture on “Race in the Age of Obama” will be given Feb. 21 by Ted Williams, a Fox News legal panelist and former star of the television show Power of Attorney, on Northeast Campus from 12:30 to 1:50 p.m. in the Student Center, Center Corner, NSTU 1615 A.

The entire District will come together to take part in living history Feb. 27 in the inaugural celebration “African-American Heritage: Celebrating Strides Event.” Featured will be inspirational vocal performances by the Community Church Choir of Fort Worth and a moving dramatic interpretation by the Jubilee Theater cast. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy the art exhibit by renowned multimedia artist Letitia Huckaby.  All activities will be on Trinity River Campus in the Action Suites (TRTR 4202), beginning with the serving of hors d’oeuvres at 6 and the program at 6 p.m.

Campuses have joined together to host the Langston Hughes Project described as a dynamic multimedia presentation by University of Southern California Music Professor Ron McCurdy featuring the work of Langston Hughes, known for creating jazz poetry during the Harlem Renaissance.

Performances are:

  • Feb. 26, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Southeast North Ballroom, 2 to 3 p.m., Trinity River Energy Room,
    TRTR  4008
  • Feb. 27, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Northeast Student Center, Center Corner, NSTU 1615A
  • Feb. 28, 11 a.m. to noon, Northwest Theater, WTLO  and 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., South Student Center Cafeteria