BPCC to celebrate black history month

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Bossier Parish Community College will celebrate Black History Month with events that will allow the community to study and experience the impact of African Americans through the lens of American History.

This year’s theme “BPCC Celebrates Black History: American History” will focus on honoring and the achievements and milestones of Black Americans.
New BPCC Logo
Hallowed Grounds:  Landmarks Associated With African American History
When:
            Thursday, February 11
Time:             11:30 a.m.
Location:      Building A (Lobby)

Black History Month Literary Salon
Theme:          Celebrating the Cultural Heritage of African American Writers
When:            Thursday, February 18
Time:             11:30 a.m.
Location:      Building A (Lobby)

Black History Month Cantata
Theme:          Gospel Songs of Freedom, Equality, & Justice
Featuring the BPCC Gospel Choir
When:
            Thursday, February 25
Time:             11:30 a.m.
Location:      Building A (Lobby)

For more information on the events, contact Dr. Darby at (318) 678-6111.

Origin of Black History Month
Black History Month was established in 1926 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, a historian because it coincided with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass, abolitionist, and President Abraham Lincoln.  At BPCC, it is organized by BPCC’s Office of Diversity and Multicultural Relations, the Library, Multicultural Affairs Advisory Committee, and various divisions are co-sponsoring events throughout the month.