BC celebrates Black History Month

BC celebrates Black History Month

Thu Feb 12, 2015

Children from the Bill & Julia May Children's Center at Brazosport College dance during a performance by the Koumankele African Dance and Drum Ensemble on Feb. 12 at the Student Pavilion. Four more events are scheduled in February at the College to celebrate Black History Month.


Brazosport College is celebrating Black History Month throughout the month of February.

The college has already hosted numerous events, including a screening of the Oscar-nominated movie, “Selma,” an African dance and drum ensemble, and a variety of discussions.

Although the month is nearing its halfway point, more events are still scheduled to celebrate the month.

On Tuesday, Feb. 17, a ceremony will be held in Gator Hall honoring the top submissions in the MLK Poster and Essay contest. The event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

On the following day, Feb. 18, Gator Hall will also be the location for a documentary and discussion on the fight for voting rights. The discussion, hosted by the Office of Student Life, begins at 12:30 p.m.

The week concludes on Thursday, Feb. 19 with a celebration of Jazz music sponsored by the Multicultural Club. The event features a Jazz Art Night at 5 p.m. in Room H-214. Attendees will paint a jazz-themed painting instructed by a Jackson Zorn while listening to jazz music.

Black History Month concludes the following week as the Office of Student Life hosts a screening of the film, “Get on the Bus” at 12 p.m. in Gator Hall. Free pizza, snacks and drinks will be provided.

For more information on these events or Black History Month at Brazosport College, call (979) 230-3412.