A range of activities, from an art exhibition to a field trip to a read-in, will mark the Tarrant County College Black History Month celebration of African Americans and their contributions to American life. This year’s national theme is “African Americans and the Arts,” and accomplishments in business and history will be recognized as well.
The East Fork Gallery exhibition Michael Darough: The Talk at TCC Trinity River runs through February and depicts images created in response to the Black Lives Matter movement. The faceless men represent individuals affected by racism who never receive news coverage — individuals whose stories struggle to be told.
Following a field trip to the Greenwood Cultural Center in Tulsa, Okla., on Feb. 9. Hailed as America’s “Black Wall Street” by Booker T. Washington, the Greenwood District became a prosperous center for Black commerce in the early 1900s until the Tulsa Race Massacre in 1921. The Greenwood District came back stronger than ever. Field trip participants will discuss what they learned at 1 p.m. Feb. 13 at TCC South in the Student Center Living Room.
The African American Read-In — Rekindling the Love: Conversations About the Black Arts, 12:30 p.m. Feb. 14 in the TCC South Library Drake Café, will feature TCC community members reflecting on first loves, introductory moments and influential experiences, followed by a mic read-in with students and others honoring the creative traits of Black painters, authors, poets and playwrights.
Student Activities, the Intercultural Network and the African American Student Organization will host Black Expo at 11 a.m. Feb. 22 in the NW01 lobby on the TCC Northwest campus. Enjoy a tasting of cultural foods and explore the rich history of the Black community.
To conclude Black History Month on Feb. 29 from 5 to 8 p.m., the 12th annual Districtwide celebration, Celebrating Strides: African Americans and the Arts: The Story Behind the Creativity, will recognize the stories behind the creativity and experience of the arts featuring African Americans through live performances.
Refer to the TCC Calendar for additional Black History Month events.