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Kellogg Community College will continue its annual celebration of Black History with a series of community events focused on the African American experience. 

All Black History Month events at KCC are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated and take place on KCC’s campus at 450 North Ave. in Battle Creek.

Black History Month Events & Activities

Community-wide Sing-along: Traditional Hymns and African American Spirituals
A Project of the Sacred Music Certificate Program
3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5
Davidson Visual and Performing Arts Center Auditorium

KCC’s popular community hymn and spirituals sing-along event returns to campus! KCC Vocal Arts Director Dr. Gerald Case-Blanchard will lead the audience in singing traditional Christian hymns and African American spirituals favored across a variety of denominations.

Film: Souls of Black Girls
11:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m.Spring Lake Room

Several KCC faculty will host a viewing of 2008’s Souls of Black Girls for KCC students. This documentary is about the media’s impact on images of beauty amongst young black women. Discussion to follow.

Snacks available!  

Students of Color Club Quiz Bowl
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Student Center

Join the Students of Color Club in to test your expertise on Black History Month! Along with game host, Terry Burleson, the Students of Color Club will be presenting a Kahoot! style quiz bowl of trivia with multiple rounds and prizes. Bring your cell phone to participate!

Soul Food Luncheon
$5 for students, $10 general public
11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21
Binda Performing Arts Center Lobby

A popular Black History Month favorite at KCC, the Soul Food Luncheon returns this year with a menu featuring selections from two of Battle Creek’s prominent eateries: OT’s Up N Smoke BBQ and Taste-A-Licious Catering. Tickets are limited, so arrive early!

Black-owned Business Showcase
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Student Center

This event welcomes Black-owned businesses, entrepreneurs, startups and supporters to KCC in order to collaborate, network and strengthen relationships in our local community. Join us to celebrate an array of enterprising offerings!

Hustle Dance Class with Crystal Hall
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28
Kellogg Room

A funky international disco dance craze rooted in African American culture! Join instructor Crystal Hall as she teaches the basics of the Hustle.

KCC President Dr. Paul Watson II reflects on Black History Month


Black History Month Resources


For more information about Black History Month events, initiatives and resources at KCC, contact KCC’s Student Life office at 269-565-2634 or [email protected].

Poster Series Celebrating Black History by KCC Graphic Design Student Intern Ojore Wilson: