Northeast Alabama Community College’s Diversity Committee has announced several events on campus in celebration of Black History Month. Events will be both educational and entertaining, and all events are open to the public.

NACC President Dr. David Campbell encourages the public to attend at least one event during the month.

“I am proud of the Diversity Committee for their hard work in putting together an excellent schedule of events to celebrate Black History Month,” said Campbell. “At Northeast, we celebrate diversity and invite the public to enjoy these offerings as well.”

Committee member Amy LaCount said the college is honored to bring a number of informative events to the campus highlighting black history.

“From the informative Civil Rights exhibit in our library, to classroom discussions on the Jim Crow era and the Scottsboro Boys case, to our focal event of a multi-generational panel of minority citizens of DeKalb and Jackson counties who will shed light on their experiences living in Northeast Alabama, each event will be a treat,” said LaCount.

Open now until Feb. 21, visit the Cecil B. Word Learning Resource Center, Room 206, to see “Alabama Justice: The Cases and Faces That Changed a Nation.”

This exhibit will be open from 12-5 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, and from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Fridays. It will also be available other times by appointment (call 256-228-6001, ext. 2288 or email wilhelmb@nacc.edu).

A discussion, led by Criminal Justice Instructor Steven Whited, on The Scottsboro Boys, will take place Thursday, Feb. 13, at 12:30 p.m. It will be held in Room 109 of the Social Science building.

On Feb. 20, the Department of Music will host “Live from Roscoe’s: Music of the Harlem Renaissance,” at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Center.

Finally, the schedule of events concludes with a panel discussion, “Celebrating Black History: A Multi-generational Look at the Past, Present and Future.” Panelists Rita Blair, Greg Chubb, Sgt. Major Herbert Hollingsworth, Nadia Powell, Patricia Smith, Steffan Tolliver and Otis Washington will share their wide-ranging experiences of life in Northeast Alabama.

For more information about Black History Month, contact LaCounts at lacounta@nacc.edu or 256-638-4418, ext. 2269.

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