Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - email@example.com
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College is celebrating Black History Month by offering a variety of trips and events throughout the month of February with the goal of highlighting the life and culture African Americans in the Mississippi Delta.
Wednesday morning, CCC students, faculty and staff traveled by bus to Glendora, MS to tour the Emmett Till Historic Intrepid Center in a field trip organized by CCC’s Division of Enrollment and Student Services.
The guided museum tour began with a short film in which eyewitnesses recounted the events leading up to the brutal murder of 14-year-old Emmitt Till after he reportedly “whistled” at a white woman. Till’s murder is noted as a pivotal event that influenced the African American Civil Rights Movement.
In addition to Till, the museum also highlighted other historical figures, including Glendora’s own native son “Sony Boy Williamson”, and followed historical events from 1860 though the Civil Rights Movement until present.
Observance of Black History Month will continue with several activities planned by CCC’s Division of Academics Affairs.
The scheduled events include:
“An Afternoon at the Movies”: Student traveled to the Desoto Cinema in Southaven, MS to view the movie “Selma” Thursday, Feb. 12.
“A Talk Show on Current Issues”: The event will be held Tuesday, Feb. 17, from 10-11 a.m. in the Whiteside Hall Lecture Room.
“Voices of Sons and Daughters of the Delta”: Let your voice be heard by entering an original poetry contest. To enter, submit original poetry to office 210B in Whiteside Hall by 2 p.m. Feb. 17.
Black History Month activities will wrap up Wednesday, Feb. 25, during a culminating program from 10:15 until noon in the Pinnacle. The event will feature local artists and musicians. MVSU Professor Barbara Baymon will be the guest speaker.
CLICK HERE to view more photos from the Emmett Till Historic Intrepid Center field trip!