ACCC Hosts Black History Month Festivities Across Campuses

By: Morgan Reitzel, Follow South Jersey Intern

Atlantic Cape Community College’s Mays Landing Campus. Photo credit: ACCC.

MAYS LANDING, N.J. – On Atlantic Cape Community College’s  Mays Landing campus quad, the Pan-African Flag was raised to celebrate the month-long festivities for Black History Month spread across three campuses. 

According to Atlantic Cape Community College, “this is Atlantic Cape’s Second Annual Pan-African flag raising to celebrate the opening of Black History Month and it’s important to bring our community together to share this time to try to bring enlightenment and education,” said Student Engagement Manager Lisa Givens. “This is a time to celebrate the good and be aware of what we all need to do together as we continue to uplift through music, art, information, history and culture throughout this month at each of our three campuses.”

Following the flag raising ceremony, there was a live performance following an award-winning group, the Hip Hop Fundamentals, the world’s online breakdance education company. The Hip Hop Fundamentals entertained their specktators with a history lesson by performing an amazing decades-old dance. 

An exhibit called“A Time for Change: Civil Rights in South Jersey,” located in the Mays Landing campus Student Center lobby, was also shown. Ralph E. Hunter, the founder of The African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey, educated students on the civil right struggles. 

During this time, there was also  trivia and Jenga available in the Worthington campus cafe and “The Food and Folks of the Great Migration” presented by storyteller  Michelle Washington located on the first floor of the Cape May Campus. 

Additional events that will take place spread across the three college campuses include panel discussions, trivia, movies, virtual events, speaker presentations, and exhibits. All events are free to be explored by students, faculty, and staff. 

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