Black History Month (February 2016)
In conjunction with the national celebration in February 2016, Pitt Community College's Black History Month theme focuses on "Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories."
A list of the events planned for this year's celebration at PCC is as follows:
Black History Art Exhibition
Feb. 5 — March 4 (Craig F. Goess Student Center)
A reception will be held Feb. 8, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., in the Goess Faculty Lounge.
Friday Film Fest - African American Independent Film Viewing
Feb. 12 — 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (William E. Fulford Building, Room 153)
Admission is $15 (free for PCC students, faculty and staff) with proceeds benefiting the PCC Drama Club and the Eastern NC Film Festival.
"Wolf Call" — Filmmaker: Rob Underhill
It is 1956. The previous year, 14-year old Emmett Till from Chicago had gone missing in Money, Mississippi. This historic drama became a lightning rod for moral outrage and was pivotal in inspiring a whole generation of young people to commit to social change in the 1950s. 24 International Film Festival Awards, 10 Nominations, and syndicated on national TV in 2014 and 2015.
"Red Handed" — Filmmaker: Jordan Ray Allen
In this award-winning anachronistic homage to the classic film noir genre, vintage mobsters roam the modern day streets with tommy guns, federal agents are relentless and a pretty dame flirts with danger for the sake of a flashy lifestyle. All set against a score of jazzy tunes and brass numbers.
"Civil" — Filmmaker: Andrew Huggins
The year is 1865 and America stands divided in civil war. For one Confederate soldier, his loyalty is tested when he is pursued by a Union soldier.
Hallowed Be Thy Name: And the Spirit Moved
Feb. 15 — 11 a.m. (Craig F. Goess Student Center Multipurpose Room)
This PCC Salon Afro-Américaine will feature the PCC Music Department Ensembles, as well as PCC faculty, staff, and student performances that feature spoken word, historical reflections, and other art forms that highlight the unique cultural experiences of the African Diaspora in the United States.
The Bread Family Tales
By Elisha Minter, N.C. Humanities Road Scholar
Feb. 26 — 10 a.m. (Craig F. Goess Student Center Multipurpose Room).
Sponsored by the PCC Arts and Sciences Division and TRiO, this project is made possible by funding from the N.C. Humanities Council, a statewide affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.