Black History Month

The Office of Community Outreach will be coordinating a series of month-long events celebrating Black History Month in 2019. For more information, contact Trynette Lottie-Harps at (231) 777-0559.

Black History Month 2019 Events

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Muskegon Heights West Side Story

Monday, February 4
6:00 pm – 8:00 p.m.
Blue and Gold Room
Learn about the history of the West Side of Muskegon Heights during 1940’s – 1970’s.  Mr. Robert Dowson will share his story and life’s experiences, along with other members of the community who lived on the West Side.  All are welcome to attend and this event

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“Hidden Figures”

Wednesday, February 13
1:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Collegiate Hall
Free viewing of the movie, “Hidden Figures” with Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Mon’ae. The movie, produced by 20th Century Fox, is about a team of female African American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U. S. space program.  This is a free event and is open to the public.  Mrs. Janie Brooks-Davis and Dr. Pamela Smith will facilitate discussion immediately following the movie.

African-American Read In
African American Read-In Chain

Wednesday, February 27
2:30 p.m. –  4:00 p.m.
Blue and Gold Room
A national event sponsored by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English.  Students, instructors, staff, and community members are invited to come together to read aloud and listen to selections of prose and poetry from the body of African American literature.  All are welcome to attend and participate.  For more information for this free event, contact .

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Love in Action Awards Banquet

Thursday, February 28
6-9 p.m.
Collegiate Hall
An event celebrating unsung heroes who are nominated by their peers from local businesses, churches and individuals. The nomination deadline is Feb. 7, 2019. Tickets for the Love in Action Awards Banquet are $30 each or $180 for a table of six. The deadline for purchasing tickets is Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Registration is required to attend the 2019 Love in Action Awards Dinner. Click here to register. For more information, contact Sche Cornelius at or call (231) 777-0532.