Still Time to Celebrate

African American Heritage LogoHaven’t had a chance to break away to take advantage of this month’s African-American Heritage celebrations? Well, you still can before they come to an end this week.

This afternoon, Southeast Campus hosts a lecture by University of Texas-Arlington African-American History Professor Marvin Delaney “The ‘N’ Word – The History of a Troublesome Word” from 1-2:30 p.m.  A panel also will discuss the various usages of the word in modern culture.

Stop by any of the five campuses to take advantage of the Langston Hughes Project. Described as a dynamic multimedia presentation by University of Southern California Music Professor Ron McCurdy, it features the work of Langston Hughes, known for creating jazz poetry during the Harlem Renaissance.

Performances are:

TUESDAY: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Southeast Ballroom, 2 to 3 p.m., Trinity River Energy Auditorium
WEDNESDAY: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Northeast Student Center, Center Corner 1615
THURSDAY: 11 a.m. to noon, Northwest Theatre WTLO and 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., South Student Center Cafeteria

The entire District will come together to take part in living history Wednesday 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.  The event is open to students, faculty, staff and the general public.  There is no charge, but seating is limited so be sure to sign up at:

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 6:30 p.m. If you have questions, please contact Steve LeMons at or 817-515-1389.