BLACK HISTORY MONTH
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 Girls11:00 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.
Students of Color Club Quiz Bowl
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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!
POSTPONED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER
Black-owned Business Showcase
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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
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
- View our list of 16 books to read during Black History Month, recommended by KCC English professor Ron Davis
- View our list of 23 movies and TV series to watch during Black History Month, recommended by KCC English professor Ron Davis
- KCC Vocal Arts Director and Music Coordinator Dr. Gerald Case-Blanchard answers the question: What does Black History Month mean to me? on YouTube
- Here is a special performance by the Brandon Fitzpatrick Trio, created specifically for KCC’s Black History Month celebration in 2021
- Check out last year’s “Unsung Americans Sung: A Celebration of the Black American Musical Tapestry,” a special Black History Month virtual concert series presented on YouTube and featuring performances in three parts
- Check out last year’s virtual museum tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC
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].