Black History Month 2022

Kellogg Community College’s annual celebration of Black History Month continues this February with a return to in-person events along with initiatives and resources focused on the African American experience. See our event calendar for 2022 below.

Click here for panelist bios for our Feb. 3 “Sharing the Black Experience” panel.

Black History Month Events & Activities

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Black History Month/Art Exhibit Opening Reception5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31Morris Library on North Avenue CampusJoin us to celebrate the start of Black History Month with multimedia exhibits throughout KCC’s Morris Library and Davidson Visual and Performing Arts Center! Light refreshments will be provided at the reception in the Morris Library
Jaziel Pugh Art Exhibit: “Solo”Jan. 31-Feb. 28Morris Library on North Avenue CampusBattle Creek artist and former KCC student Jaziel Pugh will exhibit more than a dozen digital prints in an exhibit titled “Solo.” The collection features works including Pugh’s reoccurring original character Soul exploring his personality in a variety of environments.
Hustle Dance Class with Crystal Hall11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1Kellogg Room on North Avenue CampusA funky international disco dance craze rooted in African American culture! Join instructor Crystal Hall as she teaches the basics of the Hustle.
Hymns and Spirituals Community Sing3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6Davidson Visual and Performing Arts Center AuditoriumA Project of the Sacred Music Certificate Program: KCC’s popular community hymn and spirituals singalong event returns to campus after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19. KCC Vocal Arts Director Dr. Gerald Case-Blanchard will lead the audience in singing traditional Christian hymns and African American spirituals favored across a variety of denominations. KCC faculty pianists Nancy Brown and Kathy Cary will accompany on the piano in addition to performing special music.
Minor Element Concert11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10Student Center on North Avenue CampusKCC alumnus Brandon Fitzpatrick and his band Minor Element will fill the KCC Student Center with jazz fusion.
Soul Food Cooking Demonstration with Kimberly Bennett11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16Kellogg Room on North Avenue CampusKimberly Bennet, owner of Taste-A-Licious Catering in Battle Creek, will prepare a chicken dish while we discuss the definition of Soul Food and its importance to black culture.
Soul Food Luncheon11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22Binda Performing Arts Center Lobby$5 for students, $10 general public

A popular Black History Month favorite at KCC, the Soul Food Luncheon returns this year with a menu including items from Battle Creek’s Island Style BBQ, Simply Sensational Berries, Soul Good and Taste-A-Licious Catering.

Panel Discussion: “Sharing the Black Experience”
Monday, March 7

6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3
Binda Performing Arts Center on North Avenue CampusPanelists include KCC President Dr. Adrien Bennings; actor/singer Altamiece Cooper; educator Dr. Kenneth Jackson; Battle Creek Community Foundation Development Officer Lynn Ward Gray

Black History Month 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 [email protected].