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Kellogg Community College will continue its annual celebration of Black History Month in February 2024 with a series of community events focused on the African American experience. 

Black History Month Events & Activities

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.

Community-wide Sing-along: Traditional Hymns and African American Spirituals
A Project of the Sacred Music Certificate Program
3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4
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.

Meet the Greeks: A Panel Discussion
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6
Student Center

Learn more about nationally recognized historically African American sororities and fraternities.

African Drum and Dance Performance by Rootead
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8
Student Center

Reconnect with black roots and celebrate youth empowerment and community healing.

Quiz Bowl (Kahoot! game) hosted by Terry Burleson and Tania Reese
Noon-2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13
Student Center

Join in to test your African American History knowledge! Multiple rounds and prizes. Bring your smartphone to participate.

Heart Healthy Fitness with Dr. Odell Miller
Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14
Kellogg Room

Perfect for Valentine’s Day, join us for a heart healthy workout demo and tips to keep your heart healthy and strong.

Soul Food Luncheon
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20
Binda Performing Arts Center Lobby

A Black History Month favorite, the Soul Food Luncheon returns this year with a menu including traditional fried chicken, ribs, pound cake and peach cobbler, with sweet potatoes and collard greens provided by Taste-A-Licious Catering. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for staff and community members.

Black-owned Business Showcase (BOBS)
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20
Binda Lobby and Kellogg Room

Join us to support area Black-owned businesses and to participate in prize raffles and more.

From Motown to Mic Drop: A Karaoke Celebration of Black Music
Noon-2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27
Student Center

Join in the fun singing popular Motown classics, participating for prizes and more!

In addition to the above events and activities, KCC’s Morris Library will host Black History Month book and movie displays in the library all month long.


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 studentlife@kellogg.edu.

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