CUMBERLAND, Ky. Several events will be going on at each of the campuses of Southeast
Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKCTC) in February showcasing Black History
The series kicks off on Tuesday, February 9th on the Cumberland campus with Lift Evry
Voice and Sing! Mr. Daryl L. Harris, an Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre
and Dance at Northern Kentucky University, will host the program, which will present
spiritual music with roots in Kentuckys African-American culture. This will take place
in the art gallery of the Godbey Appalachian Center at noon. Lunch will be served
before the program at 11:30 a.m. This event is sponsored by SKCTC Diversity and Inclusion
and Harlan ARH and there is no charge to attend.
On Thursday, February 11th, Dr. Herbert Douglas, Professor Emeritus of Law amp; Justice
Studies, along with Africana Studies at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey
will present the history of how African-Americans in the United States have traditionally
struggled to overcome what he calls the destructive impacts of white supremacy and
white domination in their lives, including prospects for advancement. The talk will
take place at noon in the art gallery of the Godbey Appalachian Center on the Cumberland
campus and lunch will be served. This event is sponsored by SKCTC Student Support
Services and SKCTC Diversity and Inclusion. There is no charge to attend.
The following week on Wednesday, February 17th, Dr. Alicestyne Turley, who is the
Director of the Carter G. Woodson Center and an Assistant Professor of African and
African American Studies at Berea College, will discuss President Abraham Lincoln
and Lincoln Memorial University and their impact on the area. This will take place
at 11:30 a.m. at the Middlesboro Community Center, located at 705 North 30th Street.
Lunch will be served. Lunch and the event are sponsored by SKCTC Diversity and Inclusion
and Middlesboro ARH. There is no charge for this event.
The Whitesburg campus will be the site for the next event, coming up on Tuesday, February
23rd. SKCTC Associate Professor and Education Program Coordinator Tammie Chapman will
present My Mountain Heritage and My Music. Ms. Chapman will showcase her rich cultural
heritage and tradition along with a love and passion for music for those in attendance.
This event will be held at 11 a.m. in the Auditorium of the Belinda Mason Building.
Lunch will be served. Lunch and the event is sponsored by Whitesburg ARH. This event
is free to all.
Finally, to wrap up the months festivities, the SKCTC Diversity and Inclusion Program
will host Super Sunday, an event designed to help African-American teens make the
decision to go to college. This event will be held at the Greater Mt. Sinai Baptist
Church in Lynch on Sunday, February 28th. The program will begin with morning service
at 11 a.m., followed by dinner and then a college fair at 1:30 p.m. During this event,
we will also honor the 2016 Super Sunday Hall of Fame recipient Mitchell Earl Brown
during the program. Mr. Brown is a minister, formerly of Cumberland, and will be the
guest speaker during the morning service. There is no charge for this event.
To learn more about any of these programs, you can contact Carolyn Sundy, SKCTC Vice
President for Diversity and Inclusion at (606) 589-3052 or email email@example.com.