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Lansing Community College Celebrates Black History Month

January 24, 2015

Lansing, MICH – Lansing Community College is celebrating Black History Month with a variety of events that are free and open to the public. The complete event list can be found below and online at

Opening Ceremony
January 30
6-8 p.m.
Dart Auditorium
A reception honoring notable people in the greater Lansing community and the college, with entertainment, fellowship and special keynote speaker Dr. David Pilgrim, Founder and Curator of the Jim Crow Museum – a 5,000 piece collection of racist artifacts located at Ferris State University.

Community Health Fair
February 4
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Gannon Building, 3rd floor

Jazz Concert "Thornetta Sings the Blues"
February 8
2 p.m.
Dart Auditorium
The LCC Faculty Jazz Quartet features Dennis Therrian (piano), Jon Gewirtz (saxophone), Ed Fedewa (bass), Mike Daniels (drums) and special guest, Thornetta Davis

Difficult Dialog Series "The N Word"
February 11
4-5 p.m.
Gannon Building, 2nd floor in the Centre for Engaged Inclusion

Black Business Expo
February 18
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Gannon Building, 3rd Floor

February 19
6 - 8 p.m.
Gannon Building 3rd Floor

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (Field Trip to Detroit)
February 20
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Contact Student Life for more information at 517-483-1285

Book Discussion "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"
February 24
12:15 - 1 p.m.
LCC Library, 2nd floor

Taste of History "Men of Color Initiative and Workshop"
February 26
Speaker and Conversation Piece
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
LCC Library, 3rd floor

About Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College is Michigan's third largest community college with approximately 20,000 students attending each year. LCC offers courses in general education for those interested in transferring to a four-year institution, career and workforce development, developmental education and personal enrichment. To meet the professional development and training needs of regional employees, the college offers customized programs for credit, non-credit and continuing education. The University Center at LCC offers students the opportunity to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees from six partner universities on the downtown LCC campus. For more information, visit

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