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African American History Month
Opening Celebration

Posted February 7, 2018
 
Guest Speaker and former PCCC counselor Rashard Mills is honored by the Student Programming Committee.

African American History Month at PCCC opened last Thursday with a ceremony and luncheon hosted by the Student Programming Committee in the Main Campus’ Paterson Room. 

Over 50 students turned out for the event which featured guest speaker Rashard Mills, a former admissions counselor for the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) at PCCC and now the EOF assistant director at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Mr. Mills spoke about the hardships that African Americans went through to achieve their level of acceptance from society today. He reminded students that they will face challenges in life and encouraged them to continue to strive for and achieve their goals.

Following the speech, students enjoyed a soul food luncheon and special showing of the film Underground Railroad: The William Still Story. The 2012 movie depicts the trials of the underground railroad and how William Still helped enslaved Africans escape to freedom.

African American History Month

Movie Night
February 13   6:00 pm
PCCC Theater – Admission Free

Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad,
A 1994 documentary narrated by Alfre Woodward
about the massive underground movement to free enslaved Africans.
 
Open to the public.
All are welcome.