Savannah Tech Hosts Black History Month Events

#1340 | February 8, 2013

SAVANNAH – Savannah Technical College announces the following schedule of activities 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 14 – Polish Up Your Knowledge, 9:00 – 10:45 a.m. and 12:15 – 2:00 p.m. STC Liberty cosmetology students will polish fingernails, while an African-American cosmetology/make-up/beauty care trivia game goes on. Liberty campus (100 Technology Drive, Hinesville, Ga. 31313).

February 19 –

  • “At the River I Stand,” 10 a.m. – 12 noon. A film documentary recounts the two months leading to Martin Luther King Jr.’s death in 1968, coinciding with the 65-day strike of 1,300 Memphis sanitation workers. Presented by Savannah Technical College. Facilitated by the Savannah Regional Central Labor Council. Eckburg Auditorium, Savannah campus (5717 White Bluff Road, Savannah, Ga., 31405).
  • “Uneven Fairways,” 6:30 p.m. This documentary of the Negro Golf League, a Golf Chanel premiere documentaryis narrated by Samuel L. Jackson. Information and demonstrations about golf will also be included. Presented by The First Tee of Savannah. Eckburg Auditorium, Savannah campus.

February 25 – “At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality,” 6 p.m. This black history program features guest speaker Kevin Thomas, a dance troop and chorus. Thomas is a local businessman, entrepreneur and the owner/operator of Auto Super Center in Hinesville. Liberty campus.

February 26 – “Crossing at St. Augustine,” 6:30 p.m. This documentary, produced by Andrew Young Presents, features the untold story of the pivotal 1964 Civil Rights movement in St. Augustine, Fla. There will also be a special appearance by a participant in the movement. Eckburg Auditorium, Savannah campus.

Throughout the month there will be Black History Month trivia contests at the Savannah and Liberty campuses. Other activities at the Liberty campus include local author Mattie Brown reading and signing her book, Spencer Spider Spins Spinach Over Spaghetti, local artist Frank Spivey displaying artwork at the main building on Liberty campus and other displays that will be set up throughout the campus.


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