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Variety of activities set for Black History Month at Tech


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Tennessee Tech students Isabela Ordones (left) and Brittany Taylor look over the schedule of events for Black History Month at Tech.

Published Friday Feb 1, 2019

From artifacts to movies and docuseries, there are a number of activities slated for the month of February to honor Black History Month at Tennessee Tech.

Every Monday at 10 a.m. in February, the Office of Multicultural Affairs will host a docuseries about black culture in the Black Cultural Center, Roaden University Center room 258.

“The upcoming events for Black History Month will provide educational, spiritual, and empowering opportunities for both the Tennessee Tech campus and Cookeville community,” said Charria Campbell, Multicultural Center Director. “Some events for the month include presenting a docuseries each week profiling historical periods that have helped to shape the history and culture of our nation and the world, the Sankofa African American Museum on Wheels the first week of February, and a Gospel Extravangaza that will bring the community together in a time of song and worship.”

The African American Museum on Wheels visits Tech Feb. 5 and 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Tech Pride Room.

The Sankofa American-African History on Wheels Exhibit provides a detailed display of artifacts beginning with the middle passage to the era of King Cotton to the days of Emancipation. Angela Jennings will also provide a presentation on the powerhouses in African-American History, such as Ida B. Wells, the Negro Baseball League, the Tuskegee Airmen and Martin Luther King Jr.

Jennings’ lecture will be held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 6.

A gospel extravaganza will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at Peachtree Learning Center, 402 N. Walnut Ave.

There will be a panel discussion on superhero representations of blackness in comics and film on Monday, Feb. 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the Tech Pride Room.

The month closes out with the IMPACT honors banquet from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Leslie Town Centre. Tickets can be purchased online at impactbanquet.com.

And a movie night will be held Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 6 p.m. in the Black Cultural Center.

These events are presented by Tennessee Tech’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., the Commission on the Status of Blacks and IMPACT Cookeville.

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