CCBC celebrates Black History Month

Feb 23, 2020

President’s Distinguished African-American Lecture Series: Christopher Emdin, Ph.D.
11:10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 27
CCBC Dundalk | College Community Center Theatre


CCBC President Sandra Kurtinitis welcomes urban educator and science advocate Christopher Emdin, Ph.D. as guest lecturer for the 2020 President’s Distinguished African-American Lecture Series.

In his keynote speech, “2020 Vision: The Process of Self-actualization,” Emdin will focus on issues surrounding educating a diverse student body in higher education. The lecture takes place 11:10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 27 in the College Community Center Theatre, CCBC Dundalk, 7200 Sollers Point Rd, Baltimore, Md.

The creator of the #HipHopEd social media movement, Emdin also serves as a public speaker on topics that include hip-hop education, STEM education, politics, race, class, diversity and youth empowerment. He is the author of the award-winning book, “Urban Science Education for the Hip-hop Generation” and the New York Times bestseller “For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood … and the Rest of Y’all Too.”

The event is free and open to the public; however, tickets are required. Contact the CCBC Box Office at 443.840.2787.

Tracing Lives in Slavery, Reclaiming Families in Freedom
2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2
Hampton National Historic Site

Principal Investigator Cheryl LaRoche provides intimate detail about the scholarly journey of the Hampton Ethnographic Project. She weaves personal observations with historical insight to deliver an instructive and informative overview of the problems overcome, new research findings and the surprising successes the project has achieved. NOTE: CCBC students only. Seating is limited. Contact Patricia Quintero-Hall at pquinterohall@ccbcmd.edu to reserve your place.

The Black History and Culture Lab
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6
CCBC Essex | Romadka College Center

The Black History and Culture Lab is a multi-sensory, interactive experience that combines visuals with information about important Black women of the diaspora who have transformed politics, business, journalism, and culture.

A creation of Words Beats and Life, this interactive exhibition allows participants to create sound collages of speeches, interviews, and lectures with music created in that diaspora. The music is multi-genre, multi-regional, and includes popular music created in the African American community or inspired by it. This event is free and open to the public.

Benjamin Banneker Visits Hampton
2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9
Hampton National Historic Site
A native to Maryland, Benjamin Banneker is known as the “first African American man of science.” Banneker (1731-1806) was a free African American scientist, surveyor, almanac author and farmer. Master Storyteller and former president of the Griots’ Circle of Maryland Inc., Bob Smith will bring Banneker to life while dressed in period attire. NOTE: CCBC students only. Seating is limited. Contact Patricia Quintero-Hall at pquinterohall@ccbcmd.edu to reserve your place.

Movie screening: 13th
12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11
CCBC Catonsville | Student Services Center, Room 004

Ava DuVernay’s riveting 2016 documentary, 13th, film looks at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality. Sponsored by the CCBC Black Student Union and CCBC African Student Union. For information: 443.840.4322 or catonsvillestulife@ccbcmd.edu. This event is free and open to the public.

Trip to Reginald F. Lewis Museum for Talks & Thoughts: Black Male Vote 
6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13 | Bus departs CCBC Dundalk at 5 p.m.
On February 3, 1870, Congress ratified the 15th amendment, granting African-American men the right to vote. Examine the intricacies of the Black male vote in America in a discussion led by award-winning journalist and communications strategist Jeff Johnson, creator and executive producer of BET’s Mancave. Free with museum admission. NOTE: CCBC students only. Seating is limited. Contact Patricia Quintero-Hall at pquinterohall@ccbcmd.edu to reserve your place.

Harriet Tubman Visits Hampton
2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16
Hampton National Historic Site 
A native to Maryland, Harriet Tubman is best known for her daring leadership of enslaved African Americans to freedom via the Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. Janice Curtis Greene, Master Storyteller and President of the National Association of Black Storytellers, brings Harriet Tubman to life. This living history portrayal will have Harriet recounting her early years at the Brodas Plantation, the horrors of slavery, how she eventually escaped, and her involvement on the Underground Railroad. NOTE: CCBC students only. Seating is limited. Contact Patricia Quintero-Hall at pquinterohall@ccbcmd.edu to reserve your place.


Movie screening: Harriet

3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18
CCBC Catonsville | The Barn
Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, Harriet tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. This event is part of the series Invisible History: Exploring the CCBC Hilton Center's Past, which places the newly renovated Hilton mansion into a more complete historical context, exploring the lives and legacies of enslaved Africans and laborers who played roles in Catonsville's development. Screening sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Humanities for All initiative and the Catonsville Honors program. Refreshments provided. For information: nleonard@ccbcmd.edu. This event is free and open to the public.

Trip to the National Museum of African American History and Culture 
Friday, Feb. 21 | Bus departs CCBC Essex at 9 a.m. 
Registration and a $10 deposit are required.
For information and to register: 443.840.1572 or essexstulife@ccbcmd.edu.


Move screening: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26
CCBC Catonsville | Student Services Center, Room 004

This 2015 film tells the true story of Baltimore, Md. native Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line, paving the way for countless medical breakthroughs. Sponsored by the CCBC Black Student Union and CCBC African Student Union. For information: 443.840.4322 or catonsvillestulife@ccbcmd.edu. This event is free and open to the public.