TCC hosts series of events to celebrate African American Heritage Month

Tarrant County College is marking African American Heritage Month with a variety of events for student, employee and community participation.

Beginning Feb. 4, TCC Trinity River (300 Trinity Campus Circle) will host the renowned “I Am a Man” exhibition by photojournalist Ernest C. Withers (1922-2007). Withers captured the progression of anti-racism protests, marches and activism throughout the U.S. This exhibit chronicles more than a decade of the Civil Rights Movement, with images offering a glimpse into the courage and brutality of the 1960s, a decade that unleashed hope for the future as well as profound and tumultuous change. Photographs will remain on display in Trinity River East Fork Gallery through Feb. 29. For more information, contact Carter Bedford at 817-515-1197 or

On Tuesday, Feb. 6, TCC Northwest (801 Marine Creek Parkway) will host a live performance of Bandan Koro African Drum and Dance Ensemble demonstrating a variety of drums and West African dances. Audience members are encouraged to participate. After the performance, guests may enjoy a sample of African cuisine.

TCC South (5301 Campus Drive) will host the 14th annual Ariel Hunter-Chriss Women & Minority-Owned Enterprise & Business Professionals Conference Friday, Feb. 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event offers leadership strategies and tools for business professionals, entrepreneurs and community leaders. The morning keynote speaker is Kimberly Sparks, president of the Regional Black Contractors Association. The lunch keynote speaker is Anthony Grissett, franchise owner of 10 McDonald’s restaurants in the Metroplex. Registration is $99 and includes breakfast and lunch.

For more information, visit the conference webpage.

 2020 Conference Registration Form

On Tuesday, Feb. 25, TCC’s Office of Diversity and inclusion will partner with TCC South to host the 2020 Celebrating Strides event, featuring filmmaker and former basketball star Mike Byars as keynote speaker. His documentary 5700 Ramey Avenue: The Story of Robert Hughes brings the life and legacy of Hughes, the greatest coach in the history of high school basketball, to the big screen. This free event will held 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the Student Union Building (SSTU) at TCC South, 5301 Campus Drive.

TCC Northeast (828 Harwood Road, Hurst) will hold its annual Hip Hop Summit Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 9:30 a.m. in the Student Center (1615A-Center Corner). Learn how artists from the South have influenced hip-hop culture as a whole.

Additional activities planned for February include exhibits, discussions, read-ins, performances and more. For details and a complete calendar of African American Heritage Month events, visit: