HCC to celebrate Black History Month
with February events
Community College will celebrate Black History Month this
year with various events. The public is invited and
encouraged to participate. Unless otherwise noted, guests
attend at no charge and events will be held in The Centre.
Kicking off the
activities will be a stamp dedication at 10 a.m., Tuesday,
Feb. 2. With the 32nd stamp in its Black Heritage
series, the U.S. Postal Service will honor Anna Julia
Cooper, an educator, scholar, feminist and activist who gave
voice to the African-American community during the 19th
and 20th centuries, from the end of slavery to
the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement. The stamp
features a portrait of Cooper created by Kadir Nelson, who
based his painting on an undated photograph. Cooper (c.
1858-1964) challenged biased notions of racial and gender
inferiority. She fought for social justice and civil rights
for African-American women, young people and the poor
through her scholarship, community outreach and innovative
At 11 a.m.,
Thursday, Feb. 4, art exhibitor Kristi Hampton
will give a presentation. Hampton is currently displaying
pieces from Mali, Africa.
The exhibit will remain open for viewing through the end of
International Day & Food Tasting will
start at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 10, in The Centre.
Foods from around the world and various cultures will be
featured. International attire will also be worn during the
event. Admission is $2 per plate.
The Student Government Association will
hold a Black History Quiz Bowl from 12 noon-2 p.m., Tuesday,
Feb. 16 in the 100 Building, Room 108.
A “Week of Service” will feature the North
Carolina Missions of Mercy’s (NC MOM) free adult dental
clinic at The Centre, Feb. 19-20. NC MOM is an affiliate
program of the N.C. Dental Society. Treatment will be
provided from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and from 7:30
a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Registration begins at 6 a.m.
each day. Patients will be seen on a first-come,
“Saluting Our Local African American
Heroes” will be held at 12 noon, Thursday, Feb. 25.
Nominations are being accepted through Friday, Feb. 5. Visit
details and to submit a nomination.
For more information
on Black History Month events, call (252) 536-7234, (252)
536-7239, (252) 538-4319 or visit