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Black History Month

Events at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Black History Month 2021

Join TAMU-CC's Annual Celebration of Black History Month



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Monday, January 18

MLK Day of Service

Various Times // Various In-Person Locations

Presented by Student Volunteer Connection

Join the Student Volunteer Connection for “a day on, not a day off,” volunteering with various non-profits in the Coastal Bend. To register, visit




BHM Celebrate

Monday, January 18

MLK Day Celebration

Noon // Sign up for Zoom Link

Presented by CC Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

Join Delta Sigma Theta to hear a powerful testimony from Freedom Rider Joan Trumpauer Mulholland who worked along side Rev. Martin L. King.




BHM Inauguration

Wednesday, January 20

Inauguration Watch Party

11:00 am // UC Tejas Lounge

Presented by Student Government Association

Join SGA for the inauguration of the President and Vice-President of the United States. History will be made with the inauguration of the first woman of color to serve as Vice President.




BHM Kickoff

Wednesday, January 27

Black History Month Kick Off

11:30 am // UC Lonestar Ballroom

Presented by Islander Cultural Alliance

A showcase of Afro-ethnic culture, featuring a luncheon with keynote speaker Dr. Don Trahan and a gallery walk. The keynote luncheon is limited to the first 90 students. All others can enjoy the gallery walk and view the keynote live on the ICA Instagram page.




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Monday, February 1-29

Black History Month Facebook Trivia Contest

All Day // TAMU-CC's Library Facebook Page

Presented by Mary and Jeff Bell Library and Office of the Associate Dean of Students

Tune in to the Mary and Jeff Bell Library's Facebook page, @TAMUCCLibrary, for daily BHM trivia questions Feb. 1-29. Those who answer correctly first will be entered into a weekly drawing for some amazing prizes!



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Monday, February 1-29

Black History Celebration Library Guide

All Day // TAMU-CC's Library Website

Presented by Mary and Jeff Bell Library

An online database of books, journals, articles, films, a link to the BHM Facebook contest and much, much more. Check it out to continue learning about this important month at your own pace!




BHM the Role of the Church in Healing Race Relations

Monday, February 1

The Role of the Church in Healing Race Relations

6:30pm // UC Anchor Ballroom

Presented by Student Conduct and Advocacy

The saying, "Sunday is the most segregated day of the week," continues to be a part of our national experience. Though churches have become more diverse, our nation continues dealing with the ongoing pandemic of racism and lack of social justice for people of color. What does the Church need to do to bring healing to race relations? Join us for a discussion on the role of the Church in healing and building race relations within our communities. Guest panelists are Corpus Christi area Pastors Donald G. Leavell and Joel Perrite.



BHM Panel Discussion

Wednesday, February 3

Panel Discussion: Mental Health, Social Justice Reform & the Impacts to Black & Hispanic Communities

2:00pm // Webex

Presented by I-CARE

This dynamic and diverse panel will consist of both campus and community partners who provide support and services to underserved populations.



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February 3,4,9,18,24

Inspired Menus

11-2 // Dining Hall

Presented by Islander Dining

Inspired menus featuring dished inspired by celebrated black chefs. To see the specific menu, go to




BHM drum circle

Wednesday, February 4

Drum Circle

2:00 pm // East Lawn (rain location: UC Lonestar AB)

Presented by the Department of Kinesiology and the Black History Month Committee

Come celebrate Black History Month and participate in a real "live" drum circle! Participants will be invited to play small drums, tambourines, shakers, bells, woods, and plastic tubes. The rhythms program promises to be fun and no previous musical experience is necessary. 

For more information, please contact Dr. Lon Seiger at




BHM Movie Watch Party for 13th

Thursday, February 4

Netflix Watch Party - 13th

7:00 pm // Netflix, Sign up on iEngage

Presented by Islander Cultural Alliance 

Watch "13th," a thought-provoking documentary about the trivialization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom. The movie will be followed by a discussion via WebEx. To register, go to the ICA page on I-Engage. Once registered, you will be sent a link to join the watch party. Participants will be entered to win a Fire Stick and other great prizes.








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Tuesday, February 9

Virtual brown bag network and mentor session for faculty of color with Dr. Chalandra Bryant

Noon // Email for login information to attend. 

Presented by the Division of Research and Innovation 

Dr. Bryant is a full Professor in the Department of Family Social Science in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota. Her research focuses on the developmental roots and course of close relationships; the ability to sustain close intimate ties; and the manner in which social, familial, economic, and psychosocial factors are linked to marital outcomes. A National Institutes of Health-funded project, "A Study of African American Marriage and Health", examined factors contributing to the marital and health outcomes of newly married African American couples as well as the interrelationship between marriage and health. She has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Family Theory and Review and the Journal of Marriage and Family. She is a co-author of the book, Family Stress Management: A Contextual Approach, Third Edition published by Sage. From 2017 - 2019, Dr. Bryant was a rotating program officer at the National Science Foundation.





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Tuesday, January 9

Race, Love, and Marriage - Presentation by Dr. Chalandra Bryant, University of Minnesota

2pm - 3:30pm // Webex Link

Presented by the Division of Research and Innovation

The H.E.A.R.T. project focuses exclusively on African American couples. During this presentation, a conceptual framework depicting factors associated with African American marital outcomes will be discussed. The framework (which incorporates race-specific factors) underscores the complexity of intrapersonal, interpersonal, familial, community, and environmental factors affecting marriages among African Americans. Findings regarding a range of topics will be addressed ranging from Body Mass Index, stepfathers, racial discrimination, to genes. Would you like to know what the acronym H.E.A.R.T. means? Come join the fun and find out!



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Tuesday, February 9

The Divine 9: Black Greek Organizations Empowering Black Students

6:00pm // Webex Link 

Presented by Fraternity & Sorority Life 

Join Fraternity & Sorority Life as we host a panel of members of The Divine 9 also known as the National Pan-Hellenic Council organizations to discuss how Black Greek Organizations have empowered black students.



BHM Unschooled

Wednesday, February 10

Unschooled Civil Rights Leaders You Don't Learn About in School

Noon // ICA Instagram

Presented by Islander Cultural Alliance

Ms. Angela Walker will discuss the Civil Rights Movement and those leaders of the movement we did not read about in our history text books. They may not be in the books, but they definitely made history!  Participants will be entered to win an Echo Dot.




 BHM Interview with a Foot Soldier

Thursday, February 11

An Interview with a Foot Soldier:
Ms. Margaret Williams

Noon // Anchor Ballroom

Presented by Student Conduct and Advocacy and Islander Athletics

A conversation with TAMU-CC Baseball player - Mike Williams, and his grandmother Margaret Williams. Ms. Williams became a stronghold of the Civil Rights Movement and walked with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Birmingham, Alabama.  She faced danger and harm during these demonstrations, and was honored by the Civil Rights Institute in Birmingham as a foot solider in the Civil Rights movement. Come hear a living legend share her experiences during a period of time marked with violence and horrific racial attacks against Blacks in America. Limited seating. Please register on I-Engage.



BHM Douglass Day

Friday, February 12

Douglass Day

7:00 pm

Presented by Department of English, and 

The papers of Mary Church Terrell, a foundational Black activist, educator, thinker, and writer who helped to create Douglass Day in 1895, will be transcribed. Mary Church Terrell also helped to found the National Association of Colored Women (NACW) and the NAACP.



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Monday, February 22

Black Islanders Meet & Greet: Corpus Christi Community Connections

6:00 pm // UC Anchor Ballroom

Presented by Student Conduct and Advocacy  

Black students, staff, and faculty come connect and engage with local Black community leaders, organizations, and business owners in effort to establish and bridge community relationships.





Wednesday, February 24

Spirit of MLK Awards Reception

3:00 pm // UC Lonestar Ballroom

Presented by Islander Cultural Alliance 

The Islander Cultural Alliance will honor students, faculty, staff, and community members who have demonstrated the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in their annual award celebration. Go to the ICA I-Engage page to nominate individuals for this award by Feb. 10.


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Wednesday, February 24

The Essences Within

6:00 pm // UC Lonestar Ballroom

Presented by Islander Housing 

Islander Housing will host a panel discussion showcasing black students from all walks of life at TAMU-CC.



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Thursday, February 25

Open Mic Night

6:00pm // The Performing Arts Center (PAC)

Presented by the Black Student Union

This amazing event will give our Islanders the chance to showcase any talents or speeches they want to share with the world. We are offering submissions up till the 20th of February to give time for preparations. Last year was filled with challenges that forced us to find new ways to occupy our time. The Black Student Union wants to give everyone a platform to share just how creative we've been during these challenging times.