Black History Month Events Span Eastern Florida Campuses

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Festivities ON ALL THREE EFSC campuses

ABOVE VIDEO: A variety of events designed for Eastern Florida students and the general public will take place during February’s commemoration of Black History Month. Events are listed by the sponsoring Campus. This video briefly presents the origins of Black History Month.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – A variety of events designed for Eastern Florida students and the general public will take place during February’s commemoration of Black History Month. Events are listed by the sponsoring Campus.

Cocoa Campus

All Month: The Eastern Florida/UCF Joint Use Library, Bldg. 12 is partnering with the education department and instructors who teach Diverse Populations and Early Education plus Pre-K classes to offer the children story time using books from the Children’s Literature Collection.

February 5
Freedom Breakfast and Program: 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Community Dining Room
Speaker: Rev. David Bryant, Sr., Senior Pastor, Greater St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church

February 14
Senior Prom Community Service project, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Joe Lee Smith Community Center
Contact Dr. Erin Baird for information or to volunteer 321-433-7613

February 16

On August 28, 1963, more than 200,000 Americans gathered in Washington, D.C., for a political rally known as the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. (History.com image)

On August 28, 1963, more than 200,000 Americans gathered in Washington, D.C., for a political rally known as the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. (History.com image)

The Walk on Washington – 50 Years Later: Personal Story Told by Rosemary McGill, EFSC Multicultural Specialist
1 p.m., Bernard Simpkins Fine Arts Center, Bldg. 4, Studio Theatre
Sweets of the South event to follow the presentation

February 23
The Walk on Washington – 50 Years Later: Personal Story Told by Rosemary McGill, EFSC Multicultural Specialist
1 p.m., Bernard Simpkins Fine Arts Center, Bldg. 4, Studio Theatre

February 25
“Escape to Freedom,” The Story of Young Fredrick Douglas

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass

Performing and Visual Arts Department Production
12:15 & 7p.m., Bernard Simpkins Fine Arts Center – Bldg.4, Studio Theater
Free Admission

February 26
Gospel Extravaganza: Hosted by the African American Student Union
6 p.m., Bernard Simpkins Fine Arts Center, Bldg. 4
Free and open to the public
Contact Jerome Smith for information 321-433-7489

Melbourne Campus

February 19
Pass the Mic Spoken Word Challenge: Celebrating a Century of Black Life, History and Culture
3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Bldg. 10 Atrium
Contact Danielle Redding for information reddingd@easternflorida.edu
*Auditions will be held February 4 & 5 at 3 p.m. in the Building 4 Auditorium

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Palm Bay Campus

February 26 (Multiple events listed below)

“Escape to Freedom” A play by: Ossie Davis
Presented by the EFSC Players; Directed by Janet Rubin
11 a.m., Bldg. 1 Auditorium

Jamaican Food Sampling

Frederick Douglass overcame his beginnings as a slave to become the first black man to hold a diplomatic office. (Amazon image)

Frederick Douglass overcame his beginnings as a slave to become the first black man to hold a diplomatic office. (Amazon image)

11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Bldg. 1 Lobby in front of the Auditorium

A Man Called Justice, A Lady Named Liberty in a Land Called Freedom – I Cried My Last Tear Yesterday
Presented by: Rosemary McGill, EFSC Multicultural Specialist
12:15 p.m., Bldg. 1 Auditorium

“Escape to Freedom” A play by: Ossie Davis
Presented by the EFSC Players; Directed by Janet Rubin
5 p.m., Bldg. 1 Auditorium

Jamaican Food Sampling and Coffee House
5:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., Bldg. 1 Lobby in front of the Auditorium

Faithful Hazel: Spoken Word and Poetry
6:15 p.m., Bldg. 1 Auditorium

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Titusville Campus

February 26
Soul Food Regale
11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bldg. 4


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