Black History Month 2021

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Kellogg Community College continued its annual celebration of Black History Month this February with a series of online events, initiatives and resources focused on the African American experience.

Online Events & Activities

Special online initiatives kicked off each week of Black History Month at approximately noon on the following dates:

  • Week 2 (starting Monday, Feb. 8): “Unsung Americans Sung: A Celebration of the Black American Musical Tapestry,” a special Black History Month virtual concert series presented on YouTube and featuring performances in three parts, including:

    • Part 1, featuring performances by Dr. Gerald J. Case-Blanchard, baritone, and Lukas Swidzinski, pianist
    • Part 2, featuring performances by the Kellogg Community College Choral Union; Dr. Gerald J. Case-Blanchard, conductor; and Nancy Brown, pianist
    • Part 3, a Faculty/ Guest Artist Recital featuring performances by Carmen Bell, soprano; Dr. Gerald Case-Blanchard, baritone; Dr. Carl Ratner, baritone (a guest artist from WMU); and Paula Harris, pianist

Additional Resources


For more information about Black History Month events, initiatives and resources at KCC, contact KCC’s Student Life office at 269-565-2634 or