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Black History Month Celebration

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Housatonic Community College (HCC) Events Celebrate Black History Month

February is Black History Month, a month-long celebration honoring the many extraordinary contributions and accomplishments of African Americans to U.S. history, and Housatonic Community College (HCC) has numerous events planned as a tribute.

Originally created as a week-long celebration known as “Negro History Week,” and created by noted African American Historian Carter G. Woodson in 1926, the celebration was eventually extended to the entire month of February to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. In 1976, President Gerald Ford officially recognized Black History Month to honor the overlooked achievements of Black Americans throughout U.S. history.

Following are events planned at HCC:


Black in Latin America: A screening and discussion with Prof. Saulo Colon

Thursday, February 7th
11:00am-12:30PM
Beacon Hall Rm. 317
Student Life Office

Free and open to HCC Students, Faculty, Staff & Alumni

The HCC NAACP Chapter presents: Valentine's Game Night

Thursday, February 14th
7:00pm-9:30pm
Lafayette Hall-Performing Arts Center

Free and open to HCC Students, Faculty, Staff & Alumni


Music & Industry: A conversation with GRAMMY NOMINATED Producers....The Breed Ent.

Tenacity & Grit: The Keys to Success

Thursday, February 21st
6:30pm-8:00pm
Beacon Hall Rm. 315

Free and open to HCC Students, Faculty, Staff & Alumni

The Breed Ent. has produced music for Tamar Braxton, Chris Brown, and others. Join us for a conversation about music production and the keys to success in the music industry.


The HCC NAACP Chapter presents: "B.L.A.C.K." A Fashion Show

Friday, February 22nd
Doors open at 6:30pm/ Show begins at 7:00pm
Lafayette Hall-Performing Arts Center

Free and open to the public


The HCC Alumni Association presents a screening and discussion of: "The Souls of Black Girls"

Souls of Black Girls

Friday, February 22nd
Doors open at 6:00pm/Screening begins at 7:00pm
Beacon Hall Event Center

Free and open to the public. Movie style refreshments to be served

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Connecticut Against Violence presents: 4th Annual- A Hip Hop Expression of Black History

Saturday, February 23rd
11:00am-3:00pm
Margaret Morton Government Center
999 Broad St. Bridgeport,CT

Free and open to the public


Chat & Chew with the Deans

Wednesday, February 27th
12:00pm-1:00pm
Lafayette Hall Café

Have questions or ideas, come and chat with Dean Robin Avant, Dean of Academic Affairs and Dean Kim McGinnis, Dean of Student Services.


The HCC NAACP presents: Open Mic Night

Thursday, February 28th
6:00pm-9:00pm
Lafayette Hall- Performing Arts Center

Free and Open to the Public