HCC to celebrate Black History Month with February events
Halifax Community College will celebrate
Black History Month this year with various events. The
public is invited and encouraged to participate. Unless
otherwise noted, guests attend at no charge and events will
be held in The Centre.
Kicking off the
activities will be a stamp dedication at 11:30 a.m.,
Tuesday, Feb. 1. This year’s stamp honors film director,
screenwriter, producer and distributor Oscar Micheaux, who
illuminated the African-American experience through more
than 40 feature films. Micheaux is the 33rd
person honored in the popular Black Heritage commemorative
stamp series through the U.S. Postal Service.
At 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 3, The
Healing Force will bring “The Rhythm of the Drum” to life in
a spirited performance. The program intertwines music and
stories with tales that speak about many life messages.
These stories will teach, enlighten and encourage audiences.
At 11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 8, the HCC
Lyceum will feature speaker Flora Hatley Wadelington who
will discuss “Education in North Carolina” with special
emphasis given to Northampton and Halifax counties.
Afterwards, a book signing and reception will be held where
guests can meet the speaker.
At 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 10,
Exposure Musical Revues will perform the “Sounds of the
Motor City” bringing the sounds of Motown to the campus with
selections from Jackie Wilson, Otis Redding, James Brown and
many others. HCC students will be admitted free with valid
ID. That evening at 6:30 p.m., the group will perform
“Historic Soul” celebrating African-American contributions
to American culture including selections from Little
Richard, Chuck Berry and Ray Charles. Admission for the
evening performance is $10 per ticket for the community;
free to HCC students with valid ID.
“Saluting Our Local
African American Heroes” will be held at 11:30 a.m.,
Thursday, Feb. 17. Nominations are being accepted through
Friday, Feb. 4. Visit
www.halifaxcc.edu for details and
to submit a nomination.
International Day & Food Tasting will
start at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 22, in The Centre. Foods
from around the world and various cultures will be featured.
International attire will also be worn. A Cultural Awareness
program will kick off the event, featuring HCC faculty and
staff sharing information about their respective cultures.
Admission is $2 per plate for the food tasting.
For more information on Black History
Month events, call (252) 536-7234, (252) 536-7239, (252)
538-4319 or visit