Savannah Tech Celebrates Black History Month
#1251 | February 3, 2012
SAVANNAH – Savannah Technical College announces the following schedule of activities at the Savannah, Effingham and Liberty Campuses to commemorate Black History Month. Sponsored by the STC Student Activity Council, these events are free and open to the public. Some venues may have limited seating.
February 8 — Of Ebony Embers, Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance is a music theatre work celebrating three great African American poets: Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen and Claude McKay, as seen through the eyes of renowned painter and muralist Aaron Douglas (the “Father of Black Art”). The musical score is drawn from great composers of the Jazz Age (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Jelly Roll Morton) and African American composers of classical music. The performance begins at 6:30 p.m., is free and open to the public at the STC Eckburg Auditorium.
February 23 – Black History Celebration at Liberty Campus – the following events are free and open to the public.
- Black History Celebration: Living Wax Students and staff members in period costume representing Black History personalities will be located throughout the campus; when approached, they will identify themselves and share information about their famous American. 10AM – noon, 5-6PM
- Community Information Fair Businesses and community organizations will be on hand distributing information about the services they offer from 10AM – noon.
- African Americans: A Diverse History featuring guest speaker Hinesville Mayor James Thomas, Jr. begins at 6 PM and will conclude with a performance by the Hinesville Collaborative Community Choir. 6 – 8PM
February 25 – Savannah Tech is a proud sponsor of the production: The Tragedy at Ebenezer Creek: One More River to Cross at 5 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Deliverance Center (200 Stokes Ave., Rincon, Ga.) . This play is an adaptation of the story of Ebenezer Creek in Effingham, Ga., a location where hundreds of freed slaves were abandoned during General Sherman’s march during the American Civil War. For more details call 912.826.2949.
Throughout the month there will be Black History Month trivia contests at the Savannah and Liberty Campuses. Also, there will be information and displays throughout the Liberty Campus buildings.
Savannah Technical College serves coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Savannah, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 4,500 credit students each semester, Savannah Tech offers nearly 100 different instructional programs in Business and Technology, Public Service, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry. The College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree.
For More Information Contact:
Amy Shaffer, APR
Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.
Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit. Questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).