ACC honors Black History Month with a series of events at campuses districtwide. The Black Student Success Committee, Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education, and African American-Cultural Center are co-hosting these events, which are free and open to the community. Please check back here throughout the month as more events are added.
2019 Theme: Black Migrations
The national 2019 Black History Month theme Black Migrations emphasizes the movement of people of African descent to new destinations and subsequently to new social realities. According to Black History Month founders, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, his theme focuses especially on the twentieth century through today. Migrations during this time resulted in a more diverse and stratified interracial and intra-racial urban population amid a changing social milieu.
Wednesday, February 6 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. | ACC’s African American Cultural Center | Eastview Campus, Building 2000, Room 2133
The event will be led by student organizations that will host questions and a panel discussion about the importance of Black History and the Black Migration of the twentieth century through today.
Wednesday, February 13 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. | ACC’s African American Cultural Center | Eastview Campus, Building 2000, Room 2133
This event will showcase the musical talents of Faculty, Staff, students or community persons that will highlight the culture of black music.
Wednesday, February 20 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. | ACC’s African American Cultural Center | Eastview Campus, Building 2000, Room 2133
The Black History Trivia Bowl will consist of questions related to black history dealing with sports, entertainment, history, literature.
Thursday, February 21 | 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. | Riverside Campus Lecture Hall, Building G, First Floor
The community extravaganza will host activities that will include poetry & literature readings, historical facts, current events, award presentation of essay writing contest, etc.
Wednesday, February 27 | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Eastview Campus, Building 2000, First Floor Student Lounge
A showcase of black-owned businesses.
Write an essay about The Great Migration: 20th Century - Present. Maximum 500 words. Essays will be judged on comprehension, organization, creativity, & writing. References should be cited, included, and clearly identified. Contact Dorado Kinney at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
$100 prize for winning essay
Deadline: February 15 | Noon
Email to email@example.com
All essays must comply with the following contest rules before submission:
Throughout Black History Month, Austin Community College sits down with influential and accomplished faculty and staff to discuss what Black History Month means to them.