Black History Month 2018 kicks off at STCC
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Springfield Technical Community College celebrates Black History Month 2018, beginning Feb. 1 with the Cecelia A. Gross Memorial Flag Raising at noon at Garvey Hall Flag Circle.
Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African-Americans and a time for recognizing the central role African-Americans have played in U.S. history. The event grew out of “NegroHistory Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African-Americans.
STCC has the following events planned for Black History Month:
- Feb. 1 – Cecelia A. Gross Memorial Flag Raising, noon, Garvey Hall Flag Circle
- Feb. 1 – Feb. 27 – Artist-in-Residence Dindga McCannon, Amy H. Carberry Art Gallery, Tuesday-Friday, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Feb. 5 – Black Student Association “Black Girl Magic” Event, 12:15 p.m., Scibelli Hall, Room 112
- Feb. 6 – “I Am Not Your Negro” film, 9:30 a.m./12:30 p.m./2 p.m., Scibelli Hall Theater
- Feb. 12 – “Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” film, 10:10 a.m./12:30 p.m./2 p.m., Scibelli Hall Theater
- Feb. 22 – Soul Food & Jazz Luncheon featuring The Jimmy Greene Quarter, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Scibelli Hall Gym. Tickets: $2 for students, $5 for general public.
- Feb. 28 – HSI-STEM speaker Talithia Williams, a professor of mathematics and cohost of the PBS series NOVA Wonders, premiering in April.
About Springfield Technical Community College
Founded in 1967 and located on 35 acres of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site, STCC is a major resource for the economic vitality of Western Massachusetts. As the only technical community college in Massachusetts, STCC, a designated Hispanic Serving Institution and an Achieving the Dream Leader College, offers a variety of career programs unequalled in the state. STCC’s highly regarded transfer programs in business, engineering, liberal arts, science and technology continue to provide the most economical options for students pursuing a four-year degree. With an annual enrollment of more than 7,700 day, evening, weekend and online students, STCC is a vibrant campus rich in diversity.
For more information about STCC, visit www.stcc.edu. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@S_T_C_C).
Jim Danko, (413) 755-4812, email@example.com