Black History Month

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.

2020 Theme: African Americans and the Vote
The year 2020 marks the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment and the culmination of the women’s suffrage movement.  The year 2020 also marks the sesquicentennial of the Fifteenth Amendment (1870) and the right of black men to the ballot after the Civil War.  The theme speaks, therefore, to the ongoing struggle on the part of both black men and black women for the right to vote. This theme has a rich and long history. Through voting-rights campaigns and legal suits from the turn of the twentieth century to the mid-1960s, African Americans made their voices heard as to the importance of the vote. The theme of the vote also includes the rise of black elected and appointed officials at the local and national levels, campaigns for equal rights legislation, and the role of blacks in traditional and alternative political parties.

Events

Black History Month Kick-off & Cultural Heritage Festival

February 6
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Eastview Campus

East Austin Heritage Journey

February 13
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Eastview Campus

Man in Me: The Documentary - Screening & Panel Discussion

1:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
AFS Cinema | 6259 Middle Fiskville Road

Resiliency: Women & Wellness

February 20
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Eastview Campus

Diversity in Literary Voices of Texas

February 22
12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Riverside Campus, Bldg. G Auditorium

Black History Month Trivia: Lunch Provided

February 25
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Northridge Campus

Black History Month Trivia: Showcase & Potluck

February 27
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Eastview Campus

Black History Museum

February 27
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Highland Campus

Community Extravaganza

February 27
5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Riverside Campus

ACC Influencers

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.

Black History Month profiles - Khayree Williams
ACC talks Black History Month: Khayree O. Williams

Meet Khayree O. Williams, M.Ed., founding director of the Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Center.

Geraldine J. Tucker, J.D.
ACC talks Black History Month: Geraldine J. Tucker, J.D.

Meet Geraldine J. Tucker, J.D., ACC's vice president of Human Resources.

ACC Fashion Incubator Director Nina Means
ACC talks Black History Month: Nina Means

Meet Nina Means, director of ACC's Fashion Incubator.

ACC talks Black History Month: Joyce A. Tolofari

Meet Joyce Aberebigha Tolofari, MSN, RN, associate professor of Professional Nursing.

Black History Month - Nicole Bell
ACC talks Black History Month: Nicole K. Bell

Meet Nicole K. Bell, ACC's Training and Development Coordinator.

ACC talks Black History Month: Dr. Mary E. Harris

Meet Dr. Mary E. Harris, ACC vice president of Institutional Planning, Development & Evaluation.

ACC talks Black History Month: Noble Udoh

Meet Noble Udoh, ACC Student Government Association President for the 2019-2020 academic year.