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Black History Month Student Events

02/03/2020 | Media Contact: Erin Mercer | (609) 343-4923
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Black History Month Events 2020

Black History Month Opening Celebration


Tues. Feb 4   12:30PM

Mays Landing Student Center – G Lobby

The Black Student Alliance will present a Step Show. The Step Show will be followed by a discussion on the history of stepping, audience participation and student-led Open-Mic readings.



Tues. Feb 4, 6:00pm

Mays Landing Student Center G – Lobby

The Twin Poets (Al & Nnamdi) are both master level social workers who utilize their art as a tool for Community engagement, empowerment and development. The Twin Poets, the 17th Poets Laureate for the State of Delaware have performed national and internationally. The brothers were the subject of the Hearts & Minds Films documentary:” Why I Write” (2008). The film chronicled their efforts to bring sustainable change in their home city of Wilmington, Delaware; which is one of the most dangerous cities in America. Their "Our Work, Our Words", 2nd edition publication will be given to the first 50 Atlantic Cape students.

Light refreshments will be available.

For more information, contact Lisa Givens, 609/343-5010 or


Documentary - "Our Side-The Other Atlantic City" presented by Turiya S.A. Raheem.

Wed, Feb 5, 12:00pm

Atlantic City Campus Room 204

History of Atlantic City that will shed light on the migration, motivations, achievements and contributions made by Black families in the popular resort prior to the casino era.


N*S2 Art

Tues. Feb 11 12:30pm

Mays Landing Student Center- G Lobby

Nadajia Hall, Artist will present her art through a hands-on creative experience. Nadajia will take us on a vibrant tour through African art, colors, style and storylines.


Gospel Event

Wed. Feb 12  12:00 PM

Atlantic City Campus Café Concert

Oakcrest High School Gospel Choir – Richard Tinsley, Director
The Oakcrest Gospel choir will be in concert performing songs in celebration of Black History Month.



Thurs. Feb 13 5:00PM

Mays Landing Student Center

Film showing. Discussion on the real cost of American freedom will follow the film.

Light refreshments will be available.



Harriet Tubman, Tales from the Cape

Mon. Feb 17 12:30PM

Cape May Campus Cafeteria

Master Storyteller Michelle Washington Wilson will tell of the times when Harriet Tubman worked in Cape May where she would make money to help with the funds needed to help offer shelter and aid to escaped slaves from the South in the Underground Railroad. Mesmerizing Soulful vocalist Barbara Yates will provide music that will reflect on the signs of the times.


Ending the Stigma – Why We Don’t Talk About it…Mental Health Forum

Tues. Feb 18, 12:30PM

Mays Landing Campus Room C-3

The Black Student Alliance and Psychology Clubs present a forum to explore Mental Health & The African American Community. The discussion will explore issues affecting the mental health of Blacks in America and the need for open honest dialogue for healing.

Light refreshments will be available.


“Our Journey Becoming Leaders”

Atlantic City Professional Panel
Thurs. Feb 20  12:30PM

Atlantic City Campus Room 204

Natalie Devonish, Dean Worthington Campus & Workforce Development, Michael Epps, Esq. Executive Director, Atlantic City Initiatives Project Office, Yolanda Melville, Attorney, Cooper Levenson, P.A. and President, National NAACP NextGen Alumni Leadership Council Marty Small, Mayor of Atlantic City, NJ

The panel will identify their inspirations and discuss what Black History means to them by sharing their professional journey and how they overcame obstacles along the way.


Traveling with the Green Book through the History of Atlantic City

Thurs. Feb 20   5:00PM

Mays Landing Student Center

A pictorial display from the African American History Museum featuring the history of Atlantic City and narrative of “Our-side the Other Atlantic City” by author Turiya S.A. Raheem.

Light refreshments will be available.


Essay Contest: “I Have a Dream”

Topic: What is your Dream for your Education, Family and for America?

Tues. Feb 25      12:00PM

Atlantic City Campus Room 204

The 12 finalists of the Essay Contest will share their essays. The winner of the contest will be presented a Chromebook. All other finalist will receive a trophy.

Throughout the month there will be featured handmade crafts and Pop-up events featuring movies, art and historical and interactive displays at each campus.


**Transportation will be provided to currently enrolled Atlantic Cape students to events (space is limited). Signup in the Student Affairs offices on the Atlantic City and Cape May campuses and the Student Engagement Office on the Mays Landing campus.