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Atlantic Cape Plans Black History Month Events

January 29, 2010

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

The celebration begins with an Opening Day Ceremony in the second floor student lounge of the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 11. The college will host the Barbara Yates Jazz Ensemble as well as inspirational speaker, George D. Arnold, who will present "Echoes of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." The event also features a soul-food lunch in the cafeteria.

The Lest We Forget Traveling Slavery Museum will pass through the cafeteria of the Cape May County Campus, 12:30-1:45 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 16. The collection provides excellent insight into this period in American history. The exhibit includes a brief lecture by museum curators.

The Cape May County Campus will host two events 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18, in the cafeteria. The events include an open mic gathering themed, "Making a Difference," and a concert by the Charter High School of Somers Point Choir Ensemble. The choir will perform old spirituals in addition to songs by the late contralto, Marian Anderson.

The Mays Landing Campus will host a Black History Trivia Game Show, 12:30-2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23, in the main cafeteria, Building C, where participants will compete for a grand prize.

Later that week, motivational speaker Michael D. Teague will visit the Mays Landing Campus, 12:30-1:45 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 25. Teague is the CEO of Peak Performance Publishing, LLC, and author of a self-help book for men titled, Rise and Walk! Seven Steps to Purposeful Living.

All three campuses will host the African-American Marketplace, with vendors selling African-American art, books, jewelry and other collectibles, throughout the month. The hours are 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesdays through Thursdays, Feb. 9-25, at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike; Feb. 9-11, at the Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd.; and Feb. 16-18, 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) 463-6823, or Patricia Gandy at (609) 343-4827 for events in Atlantic City.

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