Whitesburg KY

Black History Month events planned at SKCTC

Events will be going on at each of the campuses of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKCTC) in February showcasing Black History Month.

On Thursday, Feb. 11, Dr. Herbert Douglas, Professor Emeritus of Law & Justice Studies, along with Africana Studies at Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J., will present the history of how African-Americans have struggled to overcome what he calls “the destructive impacts of white supremacy and white domination in their lives, including prospects for advancement.” The talk will take place at noon in the art gallery of the Godbey Appalachian Center on the Cumberland campus and lunch will be served. This event is sponsored by SKCTC Student Support Services and SKCTC Diversity and Inclusion. There is no charge to attend.

On Wednesday, Feb. 17, Dr. Alicestyne Turley, the Director of the Carter G. Woodson Center and an Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Berea College, will discuss President Abraham Lincoln and Lincoln Memorial University and their impact on the area. This will take place at 11:30 a.m. at the Middlesboro Community Center, 705 North 30th Street. Lunch will be served. Lunch and the event are sponsored by SKCTC Diversity and Inclusion and Middlesboro ARH. There is no charge for this event.

Tuesday, Feb. 23. SKCTC Associate Professor and Education Program Coordinator Tammie Chapman will present “My Mountain Heritage and My Music” on the Whitesburg campus. Chapman will showcase her rich cultural heritage and tradition along with a love and passion for music for those in attendance. This event will be held at 11 a.m. in the auditorium of the Belinda Mason Building. Lunch will be served. Lunch and the event is sponsored by Whitesburg ARH. This event is free to all.

The SKCTC Diversity and Inclusion Program will host “Super Sunday”, an event designed to help African- American teens make the decision to go to college. This event will be held at the Greater Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in Lynch on Sunday, Feb. 28. The program will begin with morning service at 11 a.m., followed by dinner and then a college fair at 1:30 p.m. During this event, the 2016 Super Sunday Hall of Fame recipient Mitchell Earl Brown be honored. A minister, formerly of Cumberland, he will be the guest speaker during the morning service. There is no charge for this event.

For more information, contact Carolyn Sundy at (606) 589-3052 or email carolyn.sundy@kctcs.edu.

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