Black History Month Events at Eastern Florida

January 28, 2016 - A variety of events for Eastern Florida students and the general public will take place during February's commemoration of Black History Month. Events are listed by the sponsoring Campus.

Cocoa Campus

Film Fest Tuesdays

Three Showings, 10 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM
Cocoa Campus Library (Bldg. 12, Rm. 205)

  • February 2: "Ali
  • February 9: "The Color Purple"
  • February 16: "A Raisin in the Sun"
  • February 23: "Hotel Rwanda"
Student Club and Organization Educational Culture Exhibits

February 10 – February 29: Ongoing Display in the Building 11 Student Center

Community Service Project: Garden Revitalization at Endeavour Elementary School

Saturday, February 13. 9 AM to 1 PM, Endeavour Elementary
Hosted by Cocoa Rotaract

Black History Month, A Celebration of Unity: Ceremony and Luncheon
View event Photo Gallery
See the photos on Facebook

Wednesday, February 17, 11 AM to Noon, Ceremony
Cocoa Campus Community Dining Room, Building 11
Special Guest Speaker: Dr. Desmond K. Blackburn,
Superintendent of Brevard Public Schools

Noon to 1 PM. Traditional Soul Food Luncheon and Highlighted Student Exhibits
Community Dining Room and Bldg. 11 Student Center

Oh Freedom CastBlack History Month Theatre Production

"Oh Freedom! The Story of the Underground Railroad" A play with music by Peter Manos | Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois
Wednesday, February 24, Two shows – 12:15 and 7 PM
• Simpkins Fine Arts Center (Bldg. 4), Studio Theater

Gospel Extravaganza

Thursday, February 25 at 6 PM, Simpkins Fine Arts Center (Bldg. 4)

Melbourne Campus

American Blues, Jazz & Soul Food Sampling

Thursday, February 25, 11 AM to 1 PM, Melbourne Campus Pavilion
(Rescheduled to Feb. 25 due to severe weather warnings on the original 2/24 date)

Palm Bay Campus

Movie Night, Thursday, February 4, 6 to 9:30 PM, Community Dining Room

Featuring: "The Color Purple"   Facilitator: Andrew Forbes
Participate in the post-screening discussion and have the chance to win "The Color Purple" in print and on DVD

Student Art Show

Submissions due by February 22: Students may submit an original piece of art in the medium of their choice
Artwork will be displayed in the Bldg. 1 Lobby as they are received up to Feb. 22. Four Finalists will be selected and invited to the “Breakfast on the Grounds” event on Feb. 29. Winner to be announced February 29.

Fashion Show: Presented by the UNITY Club

Wednesday, February 17, 6 to 8 PM, Bldg. 1 Auditorium

Black History Month Theatre Production

"Oh Freedom! The Story of the Underground Railroad" A play with music by Peter Manos | Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois

February 22 – 23, Bldg. 1 Auditorium
•    Monday, Feb. 22: 3 to 6 PM Dress Rehearsal Show
•    Tuesday, Feb. 23: two shows 11 AM and 12:30 PM

Breakfast on the Grounds - at the Patio

Monday, February 29, 9:30 to 11:30 AM (Welcome to the "Grounds" Coffee Reception at 9 AM in the Auditorium Lobby)
Featuring special music, entertainment and great food

Titusville Campus

February Movies with Meaning

6 p.m. in Bldg. 1 Auditorium, Room 102

  • Monday, Feb. 1: "The Help"
  • Tuesday, Feb. 9: "The Butler"
  • Wednesday, Feb. 17: "The Blind Side"
  • Tuesday, Feb. 23: "Selma"
  • Thursday, Feb. 25: "Precious"
Art Show

Thursday, February 18

  • Submissions due February 10 at the Titusville Library
  • Categories include:  Drawings, Paintings, Sculpture, Photography, Mixed Media, Ceramics and Digital Art
  • Prizes awarded to the Best in Category and Best in Show
  • Artwork on display until February 29
Talent Show
  • Submissions due February 1 at the Office of Student Life
  • Categories include: Original composition, Dramatic performance, Dance, Instrumental and Vocal
  • Talent Show Performances on February 18 from 3 – 4:30 PM in Bldg. 1 Auditorium, Room 102
  • Prizes awarded to Best in Category
  • Winners will perform at the February 25 Soul Food Regale
Soul Food Regale

Thursday, February 25, 11:30 AM to 2 PM, Bldg. 4 Gym

  • Vendor displays begin at 10:30 AM
  • Free and open to students and community members