Polk State invites you to join the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion along with the Black History Month (BHM) Committee as we proudly present to you both an educational and an enjoyable celebration during this virtual experience of Black History Month. To actively participate, please view and click on the links on the attached interactive flyer and the calendar of events to map out your journey during this month of celebration.
Black History Month Calendar of Events 2021 February 1 - 28 │Explore the African American Culture: Right from Home!
Take a Virtual Tour of the African American Museum in Philadelphia Current Exhibition: “Rendering Justice is a powerful exhibition, curated by artist Jesse Krimes, that showcases an expansive examination of mass incarceration and an unflinching depiction of contemporary America. The artworks are part of Mural Arts Philadelphia’s Reimagining Reentry program, which supports formerly incarcerated artists in the creation of public art projects.”
Take a Virtual Tour of The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. “The exhibition introduces visitors to the broad concept of African American and African diaspora culture and five ways through which that culture is expressed.”
The Brown House – “The Victorian style, two-story mansion located at 470 L. B. Brown Avenue (formerly Second Avenue) in Bartow stands as a living testimony to one person's triumph over adversity. The story of L.B. Brown serves as an inspiration to everyone. Although born under the debilitating influences of slavery, he refused to be limited by those circumstances.” Take the virtual tour to see the powerful impact of this journey.
Orlando African American History Museum – “The Wells ‘Built Hotel has been converted into a museum housing memorabilia of Orlando’s African-American community and displays on the Civil Rights movement along with some African art and artifacts. This historic museum is located in the center of Orlando’s historic Parramore district at 511 West South Street.”
Black History Month PowerPoint - Click to view the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Black History Month PowerPoint and to learn more about the different personalities that help shape America to what it is today with their contributions.
Learn How to Cook 28 Soul Food Dishes: a cooking adventure with 28 different soul food dishes—and a few new and unique dishes—that will make your mouth water and stomach grumble.
Wednesday, Feb. 17│ Race In America - From A Black Male Perspective: Past, Present, and Future │5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
During this live Zoom Black History Month Discussion Panel Event, individuals from varied backgrounds will share their knowledge, expertise, and experiences as they relate to Race in America. The discussion panel will be moderated by Dr. Robert Earl Brown, Professor, English and Speech Communication.
Meeting ID: 839 8962 9695 Passcode: 504568
OR Dial in: 1 312 626 6799; 1 646 558 8656
Monday, February 22 │ 3:00 - 5:15 p.m.
Black Enlightenment: Nirvana for the 21st Century American Negro
Conversation with Professor Derek Menchan
Meeting ID: 771 3665 7646 Passcode: 455171
OR Dial in: 1 646 558 8656; 1 301 715 8592
Tuesday, February 23 │ The African American Chamber of Commerce Polk County, Inc. (TAACCPC) │Virtual Presentation Profiling African American Businesses│2:00 p.m.
The African American Chamber of Commerce Polk County, Inc. is proud to recognize and honor Polk County business leaders for their life-long dedication as an entrepreneur, and for creating more vibrant communities during its 1st Annual Business Awards to be held virtually on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. Also, a special Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented.
You are invited to The African American Chamber of Commerce - Polk County Small Business Awards Zoom meeting.
Feb. 23, 2021 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Note: Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the