BHM graphicMississippi Gulf Coast Community College will celebrate Black History Month with events scheduled throughout the month of February.  Events are planned at the Harrison County, Jackson County, and Perkinston campuses, and the George County Center.

George County Center

  • During the month of February, instructors will showcase an African American individual who has made contributions in their field through photographic displays and in a lecture.

Harrison County Campus:

  • Black History Month Celebration: February 9, noon, Hospitality Resort Management Center
  • “Black Like It Never Left” exhibit by MGCCC alumnus Anthony Badon: January 31-February 28, HC Fine Art Gallery, with artist’s talk on February 9 at noon. Gallery hours: Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Jackson County Campus:

  • Think Fast Game Show: Black History Month Theme: February 9, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Gym Floor (Provided by TjohnE)
  • MGCCC School of Language Arts – JC poetry contest. Entry poems should be inspired by Paul Laurence Dunbar’s “We Wear the Mask.” Deadline: February 15 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Black History Month Celebration: February 28, 2:30 p.m., Fine Arts Auditorium. Poetry Contest Winner, Keynote speaker-TBA, music provided by JC Voices, and more.
  • Famous Black leaders on display throughout the campus during the entire month

Perk Campus:

  • Voices of Black America: Videos from famous speeches by prominent African Americans will be playing February 2-3, during mealtimes, Student Union
  • Black History Game Show: Interactive game show featuring Black history and current topics, February 8, 11:45 a.m., Student Union
  • Black History Walk & Learn: Informational markers on sign stands with facts about influential Black Americans will be displayed around campus. The event will be held during lunch February 16-17, beginning at the Student Union
  • Black America Trivia Night: Trivial Pursuit involving topics central to Black America, February 22, 7 p.m., Denson Student Center
  • The Art of the Black American Experience: Student-created art on display, February 28, all day
  • Read My Child, Read! African American Children’s Literature Exhibit: Willis H. Lott Learning Resources Center, all month


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