Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Black History Month Events

Planned by CCAC Offices of Student Life
(Information compiled & distributed by Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion)

Campus

Date

Event Description

Room/Location

Time

ALLEGHENY CAMPUS

Allegheny Campus

2/5

Movie  - “Hidden Colors” The untold history of people of Aboriginal, Moor, and African descent

Cougars’ Den

11:00 am

Allegheny Campus

2/10

Step Show – A step presentation featuring the nine historically black fraternities and sororities of the National Pan-Hellenic  Council

SSC Auditorium

11:00 am

Allegheny Campus

2/11

Movie  - “Hidden Colors” The untold history of people of Aboriginal, Moor, and African descent

Cougars’ Den

12:30 pm

Allegheny Campus

2/12

Movie – “The Black Power Mixtape” Footage shot by a group of Swedish journalists documenting the Black Power Movement in the United States is edited together by a contemporary Swedish filmmaker

Cougars’ Den

11:00 am

Allegheny Campus

2/17

Movie – “The Help” An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960’s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids’ point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis

Cougars’ Den

11:00 am

Allegheny Campus

2/18

Movie – “The Butler” Experience the growth of the civil rights movement through the eyes of one man.  Brief discussion follows the film.

SSC Auditorium

11:00 am

Allegheny Campus

2/19

Luncheon and Learn – Learn about Civil Rights Movement in the Pittsburgh region. Lunch will be provided. $1 for students and $5 for non-students. Tickets are on sale at Student Accounts.

Cougars’ Den

11:00 am–1:00 pm

Allegheny Campus

2/20

Movie – “The Black Power Mixtape” Footage shot by a group of Swedish journalists documenting the Black Power Movement in the United States is edited together by a contemporary Swedish filmmaker

Cougars’ Den

12:30 pm

Allegheny Campus

2/21

Movie – “Glory” Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War’s first all-black volunteer company fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates

Cougars’ Den

11:00 am

Allegheny Campus

2/27

Movie – “The Help” An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960’s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids’ point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis

Cougars’ Den

12:30 pm

Allegheny Campus

2/28

Movie – “Glory” Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War’s first all-black volunteer company fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates

Cougars’ Den

11:00 am

Allegheny Campus

All month

PowerPoint Presentation on TV’s (African American History Timeline 1600-Present) Presentation on monitors throughout the campus. The time depicts some of the notorious events that occurred throughout African American History.

 

 

Allegheny Campus

All month

Displays around campus - African American History Timeline from 1619-2008.

SSC Cafeteria

 

Allegheny Campus

All month

History of Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S.

Buildings across campus

 

BOYCE CAMPUS

Boyce Campus

2/5

“Just Us” Musicians

Student Union

11:30 am

Boyce Campus

2/11

Roberto – Greg Kenney as Clemente.  A Chat with an Angel

Lecture Hall

11:30 am

Boyce Campus

2/17

Steel Pan Band

Student Union

11:30 am

Boyce Campus

2/19

Movie – “The Butler”

Lecture Hall

TBA

Boyce Campus

2/26

Singer/Songwriter – Bridgette Perdue

Student Union

11:30 am

Boyce Campus

All month

CD’s available – Barack Obama Tuskegee Airmen, Voices of Civil Rights and  Great Black Innovators

S524

Upon Request

Boyce Campus

All month

Display Wall to celebrate Black History Month

Front Hallway

 

NORTH CAMPUS

North Campus

2/12

Speaker Chaz Kellem, Pittsburgh Pirates Manager of Diversity Initiatives

Room 3002

11:30 am–12:30 pm

North Campus

2/18 – 2/20

Movie Week – “Michael Jackson – THIS IS IT!” –this is a rare look at the legendary performer Michael Jackson as he developed and rehearsed for his sold out upcoming tour.

“Akeelah and the Bee” – this is a story about a young girl who had a love for words and this lead her to enter several spelling bees.  She is opposed by some but continues in her pursuit.

“Pursuit of Happyness” – Will Smith and his son portray this true story of a San Francisco salesman and his struggles to build a future for himself and his 5 year old son.

“Coach Carter” – based on a true story Coach Carter is an inspirational account of a controversial basketball coach who made national news for a gym “lockout” of his undefeated team when they all had poor academic performance.

“42 The Jackie Robinson Story” – this is a true story of a baseball player who in the 40’s crossed the color line in baseball. In 1946 Dodger’s owner Branch Rickey decided to take a stand when he signed Jackie to his ball team. This is a beautiful and moving story that forever changed baseball.

“Radio” – Robert “Radio” Kennedy went from being someone who no one understood to someone who inspired a football team to become champions.

Student Lounge

9:00 am –2:00 pm

North Campus

2/24

“Just Us” – Easy Listening music: Jazz, Celtic and Classic

Atrium Stage

11:30 am–1:00 pm

North Campus

2/25

Diversity Dialogue featuring Clyde W. Pickett, Special Assistant to the President for Diversity & Inclusion at CCAC

Room 3024

11:30 am–12:30 pm

North Campus

All Month

Black History Month Display

Atrium

 

SOUTH CAMPUS

South Campus

2/10

Greg Kenny – Louis Armstrong

In this Live Interactive performance. Greg Kenny will be the great Louis Armstrong for the day and interact with students as if he were Satchmo.

Cafeteria

Noon

South Campus

2/11

Brown Bag Movie and Discussion Series
Lee Daniels “The Butler”

Students will watch the movie then have a discussion about its themes.

Cafeteria

Noon

South Campus

2/17 &

2/18

Brown Bag Movie and Discussion Series

“Rosa Parks Story”

Students will watch the movie then have a discussion about its themes.

Cafeteria

Noon

South Campus

2/21

Diversity Dialogue featuring Clyde W. Pickett, Special Assistant to the President for Diversity & Inclusion at CCAC

B-655

1:00 pm

South Campus

2/24 &

2/25

Brown Bag Movie and Discussion Series
“42 – The Jackie Robinson Story”

Students will watch the movie then have a discussion about its themes.

Cafeteria

Noon

CENTERS

Washington County Center

2/12

Greg Kenny – Celebrate the bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark expedition.  Join “York” William , as Clark’s personal slave and friend as he takes you on a journey from his home in Louisville, Kentucky to the Pacific Ocean. York shows how he interacted with the white men, earned the respect and awe of the Plains Indians, returned to slavery after the expedition and struggled for his freedom.

WCC

Noon

Washington County Center

2/20

Movie – “Something the Lord Made”

Followed by lunch

WCC

Noon

Washington County Center

2/20

Diversity Dialogue featuring Clyde W. Pickett, Special Assistant to the President for Diversity & Inclusion at CCAC

WCC

9:00 am –10:30 am

West Hills Center

2/11

Speaker Chaz Kellem, Pittsburgh Pirates Manager of Diversity Initiatives

S1308

10:10 am–11:10 am

West Hills Center

2/19

Movie – “The Help”

WHC Lounge

11:00 am

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