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Atlantic Cape Plans Black History Month Events

January 24, 2012

Atlantic Cape Community College will celebrate Black History Month at its three campuses, with various fun, educational activities throughout February. All activities are free and open to the public.

The celebration, “Celebrating a Glorious Heritage & Looking Forward to a Promising Future,” begins with “King’s Dream,” an opening program in Cafeteria B at the Mays Landing Campus, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 13. The event features a live performance and multimedia presentation tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Worthington Atlantic City Campus will host two events, the Lest We Forget Traveling Slavery Museum, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the second floor student lounge, featuring a lecture and a multimedia presentation; and Black History Month Trivia and Essay Readings, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, in the cafeteria. Students can test their knowledge of Black History trivia, win prizes and read prepared essays inspired by Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Light refreshments will be served.

At the Cape May County Campus, students and staff will perform poetry, spoken word, songs and music at an Open Mic Event, 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday, Feb. 20, in the dining room. Light refreshments will be provided.

All three campuses will host the Black Alliance Club Bazaar, with vendors selling art, books, jewelry and other collectibles, throughout the month. The hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, throughout February, at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike; Feb. 17, at the Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd.; and Feb. 16, at the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House.

For questions about events in Mays Landing, call Cynthia Correa at (609) 343-5089. For events in Cape May County, call Tammy DeFranco at (609) 463-8113, or Patricia Gandy at (609) 343-4827 for events in Atlantic City.

The events are co-sponsored by the Diversity and Equity Committee, Community Affairs, Black Student Alliance and Student Government Association.