BRCC schedules events for Black History Month
Blue Ridge Community College welcomes two of the historic Tuskegee Airmen for a Black History Month event on Tuesday, Feb. 5, in the Plecker Workforce Center auditorium from 12:30-2 p.m. Grant S. Williams, Sr. and Harry Quinton, both of Tidewater, VA, will recount their memories of serving with the famed Tuskegee Airmen: the first African-American military aviators, mechanics, and air crews in the United States armed forces. A reception will follow in room P126B.
Historic African-American Schools in Western Virginia: presentation and film showing
On Thursday, Feb. 21, documentary filmmaker Cynthia Boteler will present “The Watsonians: These Are Our Stories, Watson Elementary/High School, 1882-1966,” in the Plecker Workforce Center auditorium from 12:30-2 p.m. In addition to showing the documentary, Boteler will discuss the oral history project about the Covington, VA school, and how she created a team to interview and film alumni during a school reunion. She will provide ideas and resources for creating similar projects in other communities. A reception will follow in room P126A.
Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Mary Kier Smith, student activities director, at (540) 453-2350.