LLCC celebrates African-American History Month

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LLCC is holding events all throughout February to celebrate black history month with events such as a Soup & Stories presentation, a watch/review of the film “Marshall” and the Ebony Dance. The full list of events can be found below.

Thursday, Feb. 1 – African-American History Month Kickoff featuring LLCC alum Kenneth Humble with the Kenny Humble Trio, noon-1:30 p.m., A. Lincoln Commons.

Wednesday, Feb. 7 – HIV/AIDS Awareness and Testing sponsored by the LLCC Black Student Union, 9-11 a.m., A. Lincoln Commons. Participants will be provided information concerning HIV/AIDS and can also be tested.

Wednesday, Feb. 7 – Soup & Stories “Adversities Are Your Ally” presented by Casandra Austin, consultant, speaker and author of “Unclothed: Memoir of a Naked Soul,” 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Robert H. Stephens Room, Menard Hall. The event is free to students with a student ID and $3 for non-students. Register for this event by calling 217-786-2241.

Monday, Feb. 12 – Movie Review and Discussion of “Marshall,” screenings at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., Robert H. Stephens Room, Menard Hall. The movie features the story of Thurgood Marshall, the American civil rights leader who helped change the landscape of American society.

Wednesday, Feb. 14 – “Evolution of Music” Flashback Wednesday and Voter Registration Day co-sponsored by the African-American History Month Committee and the LLCC Black Student Union, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., A. Lincoln Commons.

Tuesday, Feb. 20 – “A Tribute to Our Heroes,” an open mic event sponsored by the LLCC Black Student Union, 5-7:30 p.m., A. Lincoln Commons.

Saturday, Feb. 24 – Black History Month Ebony Dance, 9 p.m.-midnight, Trutter Center. The event is co-sponsored by the African-American History Month Committee and the Open Door Mentorship program.

Wednesday, Feb. 28 – African-American Food and Vendor Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., A. Lincoln Commons. The event features free samples of African-American food, displays exhibiting the wares of African-American entrepreneurs and “Saxophone and African-American Poetry Improvisations” performed by LLCC retired business law professor and jazz musician Virgil Rhodes, J.D.

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