Black History Month

Muskegon Community College will celebrate Black History Month 2020 with several events during the month of February. All the events, with the exception of the Love In Action Awards Dinner, are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Sche Cornelius in the MCC Community Outreach Office at (231) 777-0532 or by email at

Black History Month 2020 Events

Black History Month Film Festival 2020 BLACK HISTORY MONTH FILM FESTIVAL
Wednesdays – Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26 – at 5 p.m.
Stevenson Center Room 1300
Muskegon Community College’s 2020 Black History Month celebration includes hosting its first-ever Black History Month Film Festival on Wednesday evenings throughout February. Free and open to the public, each film begins at 5 p.m. in Stevenson Center Room 1300 and will be followed a discussion. Free popcorn will be provided. For more information, contact Mary Tyler at (231) 777-0327 or by email at four films are:

  • Feb. 5 – Imitation of Life, directed by Douglas Sirk and starring Lana Turner, Juanita Moore, Sandra Dee, John Gavin and Mahalia Jackson.
  • Feb. 12 – BlacKkKlansman, directed by Spike Lee and starring John David Washington, Adam Driver, Topher Grace, Corey Hawkins, Harry Belefonte and Laura Harrier.
  • Feb. 19 – Fences, written by August Wilson and directed by Denzel Washington, starring Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen McKinley, Russell Hornsby and Jovan Adepo.
  • Feb. 26 – The Hate U Give, directed by George Tillman Jr. and starring Amandia Stenberg, Russell Hornsby, Regina Hall, Algee Smith and Anthony Mackie.


African-American Read In
African American Read-In Chain

Wednesday, February 26
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 27
6-8 p.m.
Collegiate Hall
An event celebrating unsung heroes who are nominated by their peers from local businesses, churches and individuals. Tickets for the Love in Action Awards Banquet are $30 each or $180 for a table of six. The deadline for purchasing tickets is Thursday, feb. 13, 2020. Registration is required to attend the 2020 Love in Action Awards Dinner. Click here to register. For more information, contact Sche Cornelius at or call (231) 777-0532.