Black History Month

This annual celebration recognizes the central role of African Americans in U.S. history.

Marie Maynard Daly

Mary Elliott Hill

Rubye Torrey

James Andrew Harris

George Washington Carver

Norbert Rillieux

Lawrence H. Knox

Alma LeVant Hayden

Percy L. Julian

Moddie Taylor

Bettye Washington Greene

St. Elmo Brady


2022 Featured Individuals

Mae Jemison Lorraine Hansberry Colin Powell Ernest Everett Just
Dr. Ben Carson Glenn Loury Cicely Tyson Maya Angelou
Alice Ball Tamyra Mensah-Stock Jerome Adams Alexandre Dumas

Join the Celebration

Come join the celebration of Black History at each of our Lone Star College campuses for the month of February. 

Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Black History Month Fireside Chat with Dr. Melanye Price
Thursday, Feb. 10, 2-3 p.m.
Register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LHJBXL3 

Lone Star College-CyFair

Diversity Committee Sets Environmental Justice and Minorites in STEM Virtual Talks
Feb. 16, 9 a.m. - James Hoyte presents “The Origins and History of the Environmental Justice Movement”
(WebEx event)
Feb. 24, 10 a.m. - Dr. Laurette Foster presents “Minorities in STEM and Education”
(WebEx event)
“Mr. Hoyte's talk will highlight environmental issues pertaining to Harris County as well,” said Dr. Jennifer Jenkins, chair of the LSC-CyFair Diversity Committee. “Dr. Foster's talk will show how far we've come in promoting STEM and education to the next generation of leaders and the progress which still needs to be made."
For links to both of these talks, as well as to hear recordings of previous events, go to

Art Show
Rashid Lane, artist and Lone Star College-CyFair adjunct instructor, opens the Bosque Gallery’s spring schedule with his “Note to Self: I’m going to make you proud” exhibition on display through Feb. 25. Through his passion for drawing, Lane is focused on the cultural identities of black males. His current work is a series of portraits that display the bond between a father and son of African-Americans. To learn more about Lane, join the Instagram Live Q&A at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 24.

Book club co-sponsored by Diversity Committee and Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
To gain a renewed perspective on different cultures and areas of the world, join the lively conversations with Books Without Borders Book Club that kicks off Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. with Bobby O’Brien, Professor of History, and a discussion of Clint Smith’s “How the Word is Passed” (an intergenerational story of how slavery has been central in shaping our nation's collective history.) *WebEx event only

Lone Star College-Houston North

Culture Catch Up
Wednesday, Feb. 2, 1:30-2:30 p.m., https://bit.ly/3IBhTPA
Join the Office of Student Life as we kick of Black History Month on WebEx and get filled with knowledge of black cultures from around the world.

BHM-What’s the Relevance?
Thursday, Feb. 10, noon-1 p.m., https://bit.ly/33RhPw2
This interactive workshop will focus on a discussion of why the inception of Black History month is still relevant to today’s society and its role in higher education.

Black Cinema Feature: Red Tails Drive In
Friday, Feb. 11, 6:30-9 p.m. 
During World War II, the Civil Aeronautics Authority selected 13 black cadets to become part of an experimental program at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. The program aims at training "colored personnel" to become fighter pilots for the Army. However, discrimination, lack of institutional support and the racist belief that these men lacked the intelligence and aptitude for the job dog their every step. Despite this, the Tuskegee Airmen, as they become known, more than prove their worth. 

Tales from the Unknown Heroes
Tuesday, Feb. 15
As a follow up to the showing of Red Tails, join Student Life for a Lunch and Learn discussion with local African American pilots. Learn more about the world of aviation and the significant role that culture has played in its development over the years.  

#OneLSC Joan ‘Lyric’ Leslie “Conversations with the Past” Spoken Word/Poetry Workshop
Thursday, Feb. 17, 6:15 p.m., https://bit.ly/LSCPoet
In recognition of Black History Month, the Office of Student Life across the system would like to share an inspirational word.

BHM Event: Lunch Lessons with Robert Harper
Wednesday, Feb. 23, Lone Star College-Houston North Victory, Library Services Center, https://bit.ly/3AsQDQ6 
After a fun filled month of educational insight on black history, the Office of Student Life would like to close out the month and with some encouraging words from a local author.  Join us for a lite bite and grab some tips and tools for success from Mr. Robert Harper II. Live stream and post selfies on Houston North social media.

Lone Star College-Kingwood

Black Cinema Feature: High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed Amercia
Friday, Feb. 4, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., SCC Room 104

Black Wallstreet: 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre
Thursday, Feb. 17, 12:30-1:30 p.m., SCC Live Stream
Speaker: Michelle Place, Executive Director, Tulsa Historical Society & Museum

Buffalo Soldiers: The African American Military Experience
Thursday, February 24, 12:30-1:30 p.m., SCC Room 104
Speaker: Paul Matthews, CEO of Buffalo Soldiers Museum

For more information contact kingwood.studentlife@lonestar.edu 

Lone Star College-Montgomery

Black History Month Kick-off Event
Wednesday, Feb. 2, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.. Bldg. A Commons
African Culture inspired Button Making, Hoop shoot, BHM Movie Series: Hidden Figures, Email of the Day, Poster Presentations.

Talent Show with Trivia
Tuesday, Feb. 15, 5-7 p.m., Theatre

African Inspired Fashion Show and Food Tasting
Monday, Feb. 28, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Maverick Conference Center

Lone Star College-North Harris

Tuesday, Feb. 1 – Monday, Feb. 28 
Black History Month Displays 
Library, First and Second Floor Display Cases 

Thursday, Feb. 10 
Black History Month Speaker with Dr. Melanye Price 
2-3 p.m., Webex 

Thursday, Feb. 10 
Movie Night: Disney’s Soul 
6:30 p.m., Performing Arts Theater 

Tuesday, Feb. 15 
Febteenth: Juneteenth discussion with Professor Jon Wilson 
2-3 p.m., CMED-101 or Webex 

Thursday, Feb. 17 
Conversations with the Past: Virtual Spoken Word Workshop 
6 p.m., Webex  

Thursday, Feb. 24 
Mind Over Matter: Check Your Mental Health 
2 p.m., Webex 

Lone Star College-University Park

Frank Jackson: African American Higher Education in Texas 1865-1900  
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2-3 p.m. 
The former mayor of Prairie View and current Assistant Vice Chancellor of State Relations at Texas A&M University System will speak about the historical journey of African American Higher Education in Texas from 1865-1900
Go to https://lonestar.webex.com/lonestar/onstage/g.php?MTID=ec7c1f7ef19b29fdad1d00e644c852625 to register.

Virtual Live Stream with Odell Bizzel
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
The Talk: A Diversity/Inclusion Conversation That Must Be Had"; "How do we make diversity relevant and actionable in a world where everyone spews their opinions on social media? Odell’s signature program on the topic of inclusion works to break down barriers that often limit us from truly connecting with one another. Virtual event with a live stream in the Lion's Den. Snacks provided for live stream. RSVP link will be sent to students.

Kolor My Kanvas: Rhythm & Blues
Tuesday, Feb. 8, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., The Lion's Den
Join the paint party with black owned Houston business, Kolor My Kanvas! An art instructor will lead participants through a fun and engaging canvas painting experience. Limited to 35 slots. RSVP link will be sent to students.

Comedian: Jourdain Fisher
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 4-5 p.m.
Fisher, a nationally-known standup comedian, will deliver a comedic performance focusing on the reality of Black life in the U.S. 
Visit https://thecollege.fun/LSCcomedy0210 for more information and to sign up.

Who’s Got Talent: Black History Month Edition
Wednesday, Feb. 10, noon-3 p.m., UP West Dining
African American Art Expressions

#OneLSCStudentLife presents: Preacher Moss, "End of Racism" 
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 6:15-7:15 p.m.
Comedian and lecturer Preacher Moss is recognized as an industry standard for being a tough, honest and brilliantly funny voice on the conversation of race, diversity and understanding in the world. For information and to register: bit.ly/LSCPreacherMoss

Student Life PopUp: Jeopardy
Feburary 14, 11:30-12:30 p.m., Leo's Landing
Do you know your history? Join Student Life for a Black History month themed Jeopardy game!

Odell Bizzell: What Would Dr. King and Malcolm X Teach in 2021?
Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1-2 p.m.
Odell Bizzell is a nationally-recognized speaker who has been featured in USA Today and on CNBC.com. He's shared the same stage with Stephen A. Smith, Oprah Winfrey and David Letterman. He pulls no punches with the way he presents his expertise, but he says it in a way that helps encourage understanding, empathy and positive action. For more information and to register, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VY6T7eZ1R4G7ztuUBSTwBA

OneLSC presents: 'Conversations with the Past' Spoken Word Workshop Ft. Joan 'Lyric" Leslie
Thursday, Feb. 17, 6-7 p.m., Virtual Event. RSVP link will be sent to students.
Joan ‘Lyric’ Leslie is an author, a slam poet, a back-to-back Queen of the South Poetry Slam Champion and story-teller whose work journeys through self-discovery and self-love while incorporating a fair share of humor and wit. She uses poetry to call a spade a spade and to challenge systemic injustice.

Guided Canvas Painting: Paint by Numbers
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1-2 p.m. 
A guest art instructor will guide participants through a painting of former first lady Michelle Obama. This event is open to LSC-University Park students only. Each student will be mailed the painting kit and canvas before the workshop. 

Diversity Movie Series: Just Mercy
Wednesday, Feb. 23, 4:30-6:30 p.m., The Lion's Den

Throughout the month, LSC-University Park will also highlight African American voices on its social media, including Q&A-style profiles of students, faculty, staff and administrators.
For more information about events, contact UPStudentLife@LoneStar.edu.




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