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SPRINGFIELD — Lincoln Land Community College is celebrating African-American History Month during February with various events. Black resistance is the theme for this year’s observance and draws from a Frederick Douglass quote, “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.”
Events are free and open to the public and will be held at LLCC’s Springfield campus, 5250 Shepherd Road. The LLCC African-American History Month Committee and LLCC Student Life are event co-sponsors.
Wednesday, Feb. 1 – African-American History Month kickoff event: “Paint and Sip.” Participants can enjoy the rich flavors of dark and light hot chocolates while channeling creativity on canvas, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., A. Lincoln Commons. Registration requested.
Monday, Feb. 6 – “Celebrating Our Existence From the Past to the Present” will provide a showcase of culture and its impact through fashion, design and the evolving of African-American history from the 1900s to the present, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., A. Lincoln Commons.
Wednesday, Feb. 8 – “What Is Black Resistance?” This presentation by Britainy Montague celebrates successes, challenges, triumphs and progress, noon to 2 p.m., Trutter Center. Registration requested.
Monday, Feb. 13 – Black history escape room. Participants can uncover hidden clues while expanding their knowledge of Black history, 9 and 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m., LLCC Library, Room 1126. Registration requested.
Wednesday, Feb. 15 – Panel discussion/open forum examining microaggressions in schools and the historical legacy of black families, 9-11 a.m., A. Lincoln Commons.
Wednesday, Feb. 22 – African-American Food and Vendor Day will feature free samples of African-American food, displays exhibiting the wares of African-American entrepreneurs and music by DJ Yinka, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., A. Lincoln Commons.
More information and registration for select events is available at https://library.llcc.edu/AAHM2023.