The 2016 Black History Month opening ceremony leads off with students, faculty, and staff taking a look back at Hallowed Grounds: Landmarks Associated with African American History.
The festivities will include speaker BPCC Chancellor Dr. Rick Bateman, Jr. The Black History Month ceremony panel discussion will take place at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday, February 11 in Building A on the BPCC campus, 6220 E. Texas Street, Bossier City, LA. The event is free and open to the public.
“During February, BPCC hosts Black History Month annually to celebrate the integral part of American History etched into the tapestry of our college,” said Dr. Cindy Darby, coordinator of Diversity & Multicultural Relations.
At 11:30 a.m., Thursday, February 18 in BPCC’s Administration Building, BPCC will host a Black History Month Literary Salon to educate, foster diversity, and raise awareness about African American Literacy. The theme is “Celebrating the Cultural Heritage of African American Writers.”
To culminate Black History Month, the BPCC Gospel Choir, under the direction of Leeonnas Richardson, is launching a Black History Month Cantata with the theme: Gospel Songs of Freedom, Equality, and Justice. The Cantata will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 25. “The theme was established to rekindle the contributions and accomplishments to Black History Month for everyone, but, especially those African Americans past and present,” Darby added.
The Black History Month commemoration is coordinated by the Office of Diversity & Multicultural Relations, Learning Commons/Library, and Multicultural Affairs Advisory Committee.