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Tri-County Tech holding events for Black History Month

January 29, 2014

PENDLETON — Tri-County Technical College will recognize the achievements, contributions, and culture of African Americans, as well as celebrate diversity through relevant workshops and presentations during Black History Month.


Anderson Campus


Feb. 28: A dedication and grand opening of the Rosenwald School at the Anderson Campus is at 11 a.m. Anderson Mayor Terrence Roberts will be the keynote speaker.


Pendleton Campus


Feb. 5: The Gifted Hand, a life-changing movie based on the true story of Dr. Ben Carson, played by Cuba Gooding Jr., is shown from 1:20 p.m. to 3:20 p.m. in the Marshall Parker Auditorium. Admission is free.


Feb. 12: The Clemson University Black Graduate Student Association participates in a panel discussion titled “Empowerment Zone” from 1:20 p.m. to 2:20 p.m. in the Marshall Parker Auditorium. The event is free.


Feb. 19: Clemson resident Bryant Smith presents “Revisiting Racism: Teaching Differences In Post-Racial America” from 1:20 p.m. to 2:20 p.m. in the Marshall Parker Auditorium. The presentation will focus on and analyze recent events that have sparked controversy in today’s society with the intention of teaching attendees the valuable skill of working with and through differences in what has been dubbed “Post-Racial America.”


Feb. 26: Clemson resident Bryant Smith presents “A Museum, A Lecture, A Story” from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the College Café. He will focus on G.I. Joe, the first action figure ever created and how one toy helped to remove racial barriers, fight gender stereotypes, and create an entirely new category within the toy industry.