Celebrating Black History Month
An array of events, including a lecture on baseball, cooking demonstrations, and an exhibit of photos of jazz icons, will be featured during February as Middlesex County College celebrates Black History Month. Other than the cooking program and the trip to Harlem, all are free and open to the public.
“Join us as we celebrate Black History Month at MCC,” said Marla Brinson, dean of enrollment and student support services. “This is a monumental year because it is the anniversary of so many events in the history of Civil Rights and milestone birthdays of important people in the movement.”
This year is the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the 100th birthday of Rosa Parks, and the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have Dream” speech.
“The program showcases the tremendous influence African-Americans have had on the culture and history of the United States,” Dean Brinson said.
February 1-28, College Center Gallery
Monday, February 4, 11 a.m., College Center Gallery
Saturday, February 16
Tuesday, February 19, 11 a.m., College Center Lobby
Thursday, February 21, 5-7 p.m., College Center Gallery
Monday, February 25, 11 a.m., College Center
In addition, the College’s Professional and Community Programs division will dedicate four of its cooking classes to African-American food. “Today’s Table: Classes for Contemporary Cooks” is a series of cooking classes held in the demonstration kitchen in Crabiel Hall. The chef makes the food, describing all the steps, while the audience watches and learns. They also receive copies of the recipes as well as a sample of the food. Three of the four classes will include commentary by Fannie Gordon, director of the College’s Educational Opportunity Fund. She will talk about the origin of African-American cooking as it relates to the evening’s menu. Visit www.middlesexcc.edu/profcom for details.