LLCC will again celebrate African-American History Month during February with various events. The theme for this year’s observance is “Embracing Our Past, Reinforcing the Present and Providing Hope for the Future.”
Monday, Feb. 1 – African-American History Month Kickoff, noon to 1 p.m., A. Lincoln Commons. The event features LLCC alum Kenneth Humble with the Kenny Humble Trio.
Wednesday, Feb. 3 – Chahrm the Band with Ada Lou Presents A Taste of Jazz, Rhythm and Blues; featuring Crisp, Rogers with Ada Lou, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., A. Lincoln Commons.
Monday, Feb. 8 – Voter Registration Day sponsored by the LLCC Black Student Union, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., A. Lincoln Commons.
Wednesday, Feb. 10 – Soup & Stories: “NAACP – Walk from the Past to the Present,” 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., Robert H. Stephens Room, Menard Hall. Free to students with a student ID; $3 for non-students. Presenter is Teresa Haley, Elected President of Illinois NAACP Chapter, who will discuss the history of the NAACP.
Monday, Feb. 15 – 4-H and the Union Baptist Church Youth Mime Unspoken Ministry, noon to 1 p.m., A. Lincoln Commons.
Monday, Feb. 22 – HIV/AIDS Awareness Testing sponsored by the LLCC Black Student Union, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., A. Lincoln Commons.
Wednesday, Feb. 24 – African-American Food and Vendor Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., A. Lincoln Commons. The event features free samples of African-American food, displays exhibiting the wares of African-American entrepreneurs, in addition to “Saxophone and African-American Poetry Improvisations” performed by LLCC retired business law professor and jazz musician Virgil Rhodes, J.D.
Events are co-sponsored by the LLCC African-American History Month Committee and Student Life Office.