Broward College celebrates Black History Month

Throughout February, Broward College is celebrating Black History Month with several events on its campuses. All events are open to the public.

Maya Angelou Tribute Festival, Feb. 18, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., A. Hugh Adams Central Campus, 3501 Davie Road, Davie, Bldg. 19, Patio. This festival will feature aspects of Maya Angelou’s life, including her poetry and biographical story. Call Jose Lopez at 954-201-6236 or email jlopez1@broward.edu.

Evolution of Black Women: From the Slave House to the White House, Feb. 18, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Broward College North Campus, 1000 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, Building 46, Room 152. Morgan Avery McCoy performs this one-woman show, where she portrays twelve women. Call Joseph Pickering at 954-201-2009 or email jpickeri@broward.edu.

The Middle Passage and Beyond, Feb. 19, 7 p.m., Broward College North Campus, 1000 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, Omni Auditorium. Presented by Artistic Director of the Metropolitan Diversity Theater Company Tony Thompson, this play will showcase African-American history, from Africa, through slavery and until the present day. Call Oluyinka Tella at 954-201-2033 or email otella@broward.edu.

African Skylore, Feb. 19, 7 p.m., A. Hugh Adams Central Campus, 3501 Davie Road, Davie, Buehler Planetarium and Observatory. These stories are used to explain natural phenomena, such as the sun and moon. They also teach lessons about society and what it holds important. Call Susan Barnett at 954-201-6681 or email sbarnett@broward.edu.

Black is Beautiful with Stan Pearson, Feb. 25, noon to 2 p.m., A. Hugh Adams Central Campus, 3501 Davie Road, Davie, Bldg. 3, Room 100. This program will educate students on the significance of black leaders, their effect on the country and building a positive self-image. Through music, storytelling and activities, Pearson encourages students to eliminate excuses, realize their purpose and be proud of who they are. Call Jose Lopez at 954-201-6236 or email jlopez1@broward.edu.

Herbs, Drums and Witch Doctors: Traditional African Medicine and Contemporary Black Practices, Feb. 26, 11 a.m., Judson A. Samuels South Campus, 7200 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, Student Activity Center. An historical contextualization of the varied home remedies and household medical customs of varied black communities in and outside the United States will be presented as in interactive experience. Call Carlos Parra at 954-201-8997 or email cparra@broward.edu.

African Continent Festival, Feb. 26, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Broward College North Campus, 1000 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, Omni Auditorium. Experience a celebration of the sights and sounds of different countries in Africa, featuring presentations by student clubs and live performances by Ayanbinrin, the Mother Drum and other artists. Call Oluyinka Tella at 954-201-2033 or email otella@broward.edu.

Afro Diaries, Feb. 26, 8 p.m., Judson A. Samuels South Campus, 7200 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, Performing Cultural Arts Theater (PCAT), Building 68b. Afro-Diaries identifies and embraces the stories of women. The production is an exploration of women, politics, issues of gender, race, equity and equality in society. Cost: 10. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Broward College South Campus Office of Cultural Affairs at 954-201-8243 or visit bsoca.org. Also, call Angela Nicoletti at 954-201-7939 or email anicolet@broward.edu.

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