TCC, URBAN LEAGUE TO PRESENT BLACK HISTORY CELEBRATION
TCC students to perform dramatic review of sit-ins in
Va. - (Feb. 21, 2005) - On Friday, Feb. 25, Tidewater Community
College, in cooperation with the Urban League of Hampton Roads
Inc, invites the community to a celebration of Black History Month
featuring a keynote address by Viola O. Baskerville, a Richmond
member of the Virginia House of Delegates, in the TCC Jeanne and
George Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby St.
The 6:30 p.m. Black History Month celebration - Empowering Communities,
Changing Lives - includes musical offerings and presentation of
the Urban League’s Silver Star Awards.
The Silver Star Awards go this year to Ann Dearsley-Vernon, former
director of education of the Chrysler Museum and former art consultant
at Kane Marie Art Gallery; Edward L. Hamm Jr., director of the
Virginia Department of Minority Business Enterprise and president
and CEO of E.L.Hamm & Associates Inc.; Dr. McKinley L. Price,
a partner in a renowned dentistry in Newport News; the Rotaract
Club, a TCC student group; and Walter Taylor Jr., posthumously,
former principal of I.C. Norcom.
In addition, dramatically depicting history through a short play
written and directed by TCC theatre program director Ed Jacob,
a cast of 15 students will portray civil rights actions that led
to historic sit-ins through the south in the early 1960s.
Musical offerings will feature Norfolk State University’s
Spartan Chorale and Chris Cox of Blaq Fiya with songs including
“Lift Every Voice and Sing” and “We Shall Overcome.”
The celebration is free and open to the public. For more information,
call TCC’s Information Center, 822-1122.
Tidewater Community College
is the second largest of the 23 community colleges in the Commonwealth
of Virginia, enrolling more than 35,000 students annually. The 37th
largest in the nation’s 1,600 community-college network, TCC
ranks among the 50 fastest-growing large community colleges. Founded
in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System, the
college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake,
Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne
and George Roper Performing Arts Center in the theater district
in downtown Norfolk, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth
and a regional Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-four
percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university
in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information,