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Friday, February 17


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County Executive, Elected Officials Join Dr. Pollard to Officially Open Science Center West Building

Need to Know

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Planning Meeting for 2017 Global Nexus Program Friday, Rockville Campus

Guest Lectures

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Multiplication Madness Is Coming! RV Math Seminar on Feb. 17

MC in the News

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WHAG-TV Features MC Partnership with Montgomery County Correctional Facility

From the Board of Trustees

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Join Us for the Board of Trustees Meeting Monday, Feb. 20


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February Is Black History Month

College/Campus News

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The College Community Is Encouraged to Join MC Pride and Allies at Meetings, Gatherings

MC Events

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Interfaith Breakfasts are Coming to MC! Wednesday, Feb. 22 in SC459, Rockville

Arts at MC

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King Street Gallery New Exhibit BC/AC Art Before & After Child Featuring 11 Artists, Now Open

It's Academic

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The February 13, 2017 Edition of the Curriculum Newsletter Is Available Online

Professional Development

Student Affairs

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MC Honors Club Event Provided 200 Lunches and Non-perishable Foods to Homeless Shelter

February Is Black History Month

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Category: HRSTM

Published: Feb 17 2017 12:00AM

February is Black History Month, recognizing the accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans throughout history.

Historian and writer Carter G. Woodson and minister Jesse E. Moorland founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH), and helped to promote and sponsor a national Negro History week in 1926. They chose the second week of February to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. The event inspired schools and communities nationwide to organize local celebrations, establish history clubs and host performances and lectures.

President Gerald R. Ford officially recognized Black History Month in 1976, calling upon the public to "seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history."

Montgomery College recognizes the many contributions of our African American faculty, students, and staff.

In honor of African-American History Month, Professor Karl Smith and Cinder Barnes will lead discussion titled "The Legacy and the Burden of History" a conversation with Rion Amilcar Scott, author of Insurrections, which takes place in a fictional town in Silver Spring. To get information on the lecture, click here: This program fulfills the multicultural awareness/ diversity training requirement. To reserve space, contact

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