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Black History Month Celebrated at SCC

Each year Sandhills Community College celebrates Black History Month with several special programs. The community is invited to attend these events.

On February 18 Rev. Matthew Walden will be honoring the legacy of his late father, Rev. Fred Walden. In addition, Helena Ross will present the histories of the Walden-Capel Families. Music will be provided by the Moore County Fellowship Choir. This will be held in the Clement Dining Room located upstairs in Dempsey Student Center at 6 pm

On February 25 in the same room and time, Mitch “Granddaddy Junebug” Capel will honor the legacy of his late father, Felton Capel. Dorothy Brower will share stories about the Capel family and the Sandhills Community College Choir will provide music under the direction of Associate Professor Jennifer Thomas.

The college will also host African-American films on Mondays and Wednesdays downstairs in Dempsey Student Center from 9 am until 2 pm.

On February 13 at 1pm in 102-103 Van Dusen Hall, Kristie W. Puckett, ACLU regional field organizer will discuss civil liberties/rights and “Jim Crow Recalibrated.”

Lastly, on February 26 at 11 am in Blue Hall, Al McSurley, attorney and Civil Rights activist will present “Al: My Brother.” This documentary was produced by Cash Michael and it celebrates the life and activism of Al McSurley, a North Carolinian pioneer against injustice.

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