Black History Month

ACC honors Black History Month with a series of events at campuses districtwide. The Black Student Success Committee, Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education, and African American-Cultural Center are co-hosting these events, which are free and open to the community. Please check back here throughout the month as more events are added.


A Gala For The Gods

March 2 | 6:45 – 9 p.m.
Eastview Campus, Building 8000, Room 8500

A final tribute for Black History Month commemorating the African-American pioneers in music and the arts. Come enjoy food and live music! This is the perfect event to start your weekend by learning about the roots of the music that we have come to enjoy. Formal attire is encouraged.

Contact Lelie Venglar at for more information.

Rio Grande Poster Trivia Contest

Deadline for submission: February 28, 2018

The Rio Grande campus has over 50 educational posters decorating their campus for Black History Month. Stop by the campus and complete a poster trivia submission for a chance to win a $25 Visa gift card. Submissions need to be in by February 28, 2018. Please see the RGC campus manager’s office for details.

African American Trivia/Spoken Word Event

February 27 | 11am – 1pm
ACC’s African American Cultural Center
Eastview Campus, Building 2000, Room 2133

Come join in celebrating African American History Month at the Second Annual Black Trivia and Spoken Word Event. Questions will be taken from four categories: African American history, inventors, entertainment, and sports. Increase your knowledge of Black History at this fun-filled event!

This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the African American Cultural Center, the Black Student Success Committee (BSSC) and the Black Student Association (BSA).

Please contact Rosalind Cunningham at for details.

Huston-Tillotson University Tour/Homecoming

February 16 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Huston-Tillotson University

A student field trip sponsored by the Male Leadership Program. Space is limited, please register in advance.

  • Free Shuttle Service to Huston-Tillotson University
  • HT’s Business Expo and Catfish Friday
  • Huston-Tillotson University Campus Tour
  • Transfer Information Session
  • Pep Rally, Alumni Basketball Game and Championship Banner Ceremony
  • Pick up will be at North Entrance of HLC


Contact Jarrell McCullar at to register or for more information.

Buffalo Soldiers Display

Multiple Dates & Locations:

  • February 7 – Highland Campus | Social Staircase | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • February 8 – Eastview Campus | Building 2000 Courtyard | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • February 14 – Riverside Campus | Near Bookstore; Building 8000 | 12 – 4 p.m.
  • February 15 – Round Rock Campus | Bottom Floor, Student Lounge; Building 2000 | 11 – 3 p.m.

Join the Buffalo Soldiers as they stop at ACC campuses to celebrate Black History Month.  Experience a buffalo soldier’s life on the trail with fun stories and activities for all ages. Sponsored by the Black Student Success Committee. Contact Mervin Jones at for details.

Black History Month Student Essay Contest

$100 prize for winning essay
Deadline: February 19 | Noon
Email to

Write an essay about African-American soldiers in times of war. Maximum 500 words. Essays will be judged on comprehension, organization, creativity, & writing. References should be cited, included, and clearly identified. Contact Dorado Kinney at for details

Contest Regulations:

  • All essays must comply with the following contest rules before submission:
  • No literary form other than an essay will be accepted.
  • Each essay must reflect the contestant’s own research, writing, and original thinking.
  • Only one (1) essay may be submitted by each contestant.
  • Contestants must be current ACC students enrolled for the spring 2018 semester.
  • Essays must be typed.
  • The essay text is limited to no more than 500 word, 12-point font, single-sided, numbered pages with one-inch margins. The title page is not included in the word count.
  • Each essay must include a title page, not considered text, with the following information:
    • Essay title (African Americans in Times of War – Essays should focus on the African American Soldiers role in times of war)
    • Author’s name
    • Student ID number
    • ACCmail address
    • Phone number

Striving for Black ExcellenceBlack History Month 2018, 2 African American Female soldiers, Black and White image

February 8 | 6 – 8 p.m.
Riverside Campus | Building G, Room 8100

Special event features notable leaders & soldiers, poetry, music, and a discussion panel. Sponsored by the Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education and the ACC African American-Cultural Center. Hosted by ACC Professor Brandon Thornton. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Javaski McDonald at


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