Black History Month

3rd Annual African American Read-in

Education, Human Rights, African Ethnicity, Annual Event, Black Civil Rights

CCC is proud to host their 3rd Annual African American Read-In.

Monday, February 01, 2021, 4 pm — 5 pm

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Celebrating Black History Month

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The Poetry Foundation presents poems, articles, and podcasts that explore African American history and culture.

Poetry Foundation

Academy of American Poets - Black History Month

To celebrate Black History Month in February—and the rich tradition of American poetry all year long—browse essays on literary milestones and movements...

Lecture: Dr. Victoria Williams

Dr. Victoria Williams

Black Students’ Mental Health in the Age of COVID-19

Dr. Williams will discuss the mental health effects the pandemic has had on our Black students. 

Thursday, February 11, 2021, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM 

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Presentation: Dr. Chike Akua

Dr. Chike Akua

What Does it Mean to Be Black?

A compelling look at the original ancient concepts of Blackness which began in Africa tens of thousands of years ago.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM 

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Lecture: Dr. Patrick Fontes

Dr. Patrick Fontes

The History of the Klu Klux Klan

Highlights specific Klan events in early Fresno history and how migrants from the Confederacy, following the Civil War...

Thursday, February 18, 2021, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

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Traditional African Drumming

African drummer performing

Featuring Mamady "WADABA" Kourouma! 

WADABA, nicknamed "Great Panther" in Malinke, is a true master traditional drummer and teacher from Guinea, West Africa.

Thursday, February 25, 2021, 10:00 AM to 11:00AM 

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HBCU Alumni Panel

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Finding Your Spark at an HBCU

A panel featuring alumni from Historically Black Colleges and Universities share their experiences as an HBCU student.

Feb 19, 2021, 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) 

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CCC Library Presents

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Virtual Black History Month Display

Check out these and other books through our Library-to-Go program using CCC OneSearch Catalog.

View the display

New York Times

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Young Black Poets: Ten teenage writers show the future of poetry.

CCC Students can access the New York Times from the CCC Library Database.

Login to the portal via the NYT link and create an account.

Meet the poets!

HBCU Black History Month

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Honoring our Nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities

The CCC Transfer Guarantee to HBCUs in partnership with National College Resource Foundation invites you to join us for a week of virtual events in honor of Black History Month!

Monday, February 1st, 2021 thru Friday, February 5th, 2021

Event List