Trident Technical College Celebrates Black History Month

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Trident Technical College begins its Black History Month celebration Wednesday, Feb. 2 with a full day of activities at the college's Main Campus in North Charleston. All events are free and open to the public.

The Black History Month Opening Celebration will be held 10:30-11:30 a.m. Feb. 2 in the Complex for Economic Development (Bldg. 920).

Dr. Marcus S. Cox, an associate professor of history and founding director of the African American Studies program at The Citadel, will speak on this year's theme, "African Americans and the Civil War."

Trident Technical College students will also speak at the event and the TTC Gospel Choir will perform.

The celebration will move to the Student Center (Bldg. 410) with a TTC Gospel Choir concert at noon. At 1 p.m., the 54th Massachusetts Regiment will stage a re-enactment outside the Student Center. The day's activities will end with an African American Movie Marathon, 2-5 p.m., in Rooms 212-214.

Other events include an African American Vendor's Day Wednesday, Wednesday, Feb. 9,
10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Student Center.

As part of the college's Black History Month observance, the Palmer Campus in downtown Charleston will hold East Side Day, a celebration of community, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11.

The college's Berkeley Campus in Moncks Corner will hold its celebration on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the library. All college libraries will display African American artifacts, books and collectibles during the month of February.

For more information on these events, you can call (843) 574-6012.

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