February marks the annual U.S. observance of African American History Month when the contribution and sacrifices of African Americans that have shaped the nation are honored. Committed to serve the community and our students, Tarrant County College will be offering a variety of events.
During a trip to Greenwood Museum in Tulsa, Okla., students will learn about the Tulsa Race Massacre and Black Wall Street. Students meet in front of the SSTU Building at TCC South at 6 a.m. on February 17 and will return around 9 p.m. Open to all current TCC students, there is no cost for the trip, and lunch will be provided. Registration is required and space is limited. The deadline to register is February 10. Sign up at bit.ly/greenwoodmuseumtrip. For more information, contact Dantrayl Smith at 817-515-1419 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TCC Southeast, 2100 Southeast Pkwy., Arlington, TX 76018
Intercultural Network Mixer/HBCU Fair
Feb. 9, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Commons/North Ballroom
The Southeast Intercultural Network of Tarrant County College is hosting its inaugural HBCU Day and Spring Mixer.
This will be a great opportunity to engage with the Intercultural Network team, learn about upcoming events and opportunities and chat with recruiters from Historic Black Colleges and Divine Nine fraternities and sororities.
Prizes and lunch will be served on a first-come basis.
TCC South, 5301 Campus Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76119
African American History Month Read-In/Open Mic
Feb. 9, 12:30 – 2 p.m., SLIB South Library, SLIB 1105C, Drake Study Break Cafe
Guest speaker Brenda Sanders-Wise from the Tarrant County Black Historical and Genealogical Society joins us for an African American History Month Read-in/Open Mic.
Her presentation will focus on the following: What is Black Resistance? What does Black Resistance look like in Tarrant County? With examples of positive aspects/ways to overcome challenges and limitations-highlighting specific examples of Black Resistance in Tarrant County.
The open mic portion provides students the opportunity to read/recite literature that highlights Black Resistance represented in the literary works of Black authors, poets and playwrights.
TCC Trinity River, 300 Trinity Campus Circle, Fort Worth, TX 76102
Local Figures: Fort Worth Black History
Feb. 15, 10 a.m.-Noon, Library Fish Tank
Join the Tarrant County Black Historical and Genealogical Society for a presentation and Q&A on important African American figures who helped shape local history. Following the presentation will be a performance by Armond Vance, a local violinist inspired by classical and hip-hop music. Come listen as he plays a selection of songs paying tribute to Black artists.
TCC Northeast, 828 W. Harwood Road, Hurst, TX 76054
Black History Month: One Time for the Second Line!
Feb. 15, 12:30-1:30 p.m., NSTU Northeast Student Corner, 1615 – Center Corner
Come join in the festivity of carnival season in New Orleans and learn about the rich history and culture behind the Second Line Dance! This interactive event is one you don’t want to miss.
TCC Northwest, 4801 Marine Creek Pkwy., Fort Worth, TX 76179
Feb. 22, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., WTLO, First Floor Lobby
Please join Northwest Intercultural Network and Northwest Student Activities to celebrate Black History Month with our Black Expo. Explore music, food, culture and entertainment through interactive booths and activities.
Additional African American History Month events at TCC can be found on the TCC Events Calendar: https://calendar.tccd.edu/aahm