Black History Month


February 1, 2022
Holley Academic Center, St. Joe Lecture Halls
10-11:30 a.m.

10:00 Welcome - Dean Hanna and Dr. Clark
10:10-10:55 The Myth of Absence: What You Didn’t Learn in U.S. History with Q&A - Shirley and Bernard Kinsey
11:00-11:05 Selected reading - Noelani Stewart, GCSC student    
11:05-11:20 NuGulf Coast Choir - Mechelle and Michael Grady
11:20-11:25 Selected reading - Zoe Thomas, GCSC student
11:25-11:30 Close - Dean Hanna

The community is invited to attend this free celebration. Meet Shirley and Bernard Kinsey of the nationally recognized Kinsey African American Art & History Collection. Their collection celebrates African Americans' accomplishments through paintings, sculptures, manuscripts, rare books and documents dating from 1595 to the present day. The Florida Department of Education has adopted the Kinsey Collection as the basis of instruction of 3.6 million students on African American History, providing the narrative for contributions that had been omitted.