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CCC announces 2016 Black History Month events
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College is continuing its celebration of Black History Month with several activities designed to educate the campus about the history and accomplishments of African Americans.

CCC announces 2016 Black History Month events

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - bdavis@coahomacc.edu

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Fri Feb 12, 2016

CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College is continuing its celebration of Black History Month with several activities designed to educate the campus about the history and accomplishments of African Americans.

Organized by the Division of Academic Affair’s Black History Month Committee, the Calendar of Events includes a variety of activities throughout the February that will give Tigers the opportunity to explore exceptional African American achievements and local culture.

Themed “Hallowed Grounds, Sites of African American History”, the activities are highlighted by a Black History Scavenger Hunt—a fun and educational activity that will conclude with one lucky Tiger taking home a grand prize of $100.

“Our committee has been working hard to come up with activities that we think the campus will enjoy,” said Committee Member Vera Griffin.

Other activities this month have included a Voter Registration Drive, hosted by Coahoma County Circuit Judge Demetria Jackson Feb. 3, the concluded with 30 Tigers becoming registered voters. 

See the full list of CCC Black History Month activities below:

“Scavenger Hunt”: CLICK HERE to read details about this month-long activity.

“Movies”: Students will enjoy free presentations of culturally significant films. Times and locations are TBA.

“A Talk Show on Current Issues”: CCC students, faculty, staff and community members will engage in conversation about race, politics, education and culture Tuesday, Feb. 16, from 11 a.m. to 12:20 pm. in the Whiteside Hall Lecture Room.

“Clarksdale Blues Tour”: Tigers will have the opportunity to learn how Clarksdale, MS played a culturally significant role in the history of the Blues. Interested individuals can sign up on a first come, first served basis in Whiteside Hall offices 210B or 212B. The bus will load at 1:30 p.m. and is scheduled to depart at 2 p.m.

“Culminating Program”: Black History Month activities will wrap up Wednesday, Feb. 24 with a culminating program from 10:15 until noon in the Pinnacle.

For questions or more information, contact Griffin at (662) 621-4270.