ECC Observes Black History Month
Join Edgecombe Community College for two special events in February to celebrate Black History Month.
The monthlong observance began as Negro History Week in 1926 by author and historian Dr. Carter G. Woodson. Black History Month became a national celebration in 1976 when President Gerald Ford recognized it at the U.S. Bicentennial Celebration.
On February 3, gospel group Curtis Joyner and Resurrection will tell the Black history story through gospel music, sharing the powerful influence of gospel music on the evolution of African American culture and music in America.
The performance begins at 5 p.m. in Keihin Auditorium on the Tarboro campus and is part of the Edgecombe Performance Series.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. For more information, please contact Event Manager Doneva Chavis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The public is invited to the Rocky Mount campus on February 22 for a program on “Black History: Strong Roots, Amazing Achievements.” The free event begins at 12 p.m. in McBryde Auditorium in the Lamm Building.
The program will include special music led by Minister Willie Moore. Guest speaker is Mayor Bobby Jones of Princeville.
The Black history event is cosponsored by the ECC Division of College and Career Readiness and the Student Government Association.
To learn more, please contact Dr. LaShawnda Washington, director of College and Career Readiness, at email@example.com.