Faculty and students at Cape Fear Community College gathered this morning to celebrate Black History Month. The celebration included African-American art and literature. CFCC students and staff played songs and put on skits that depicted how the Harlem Renaissance played a part in history.
Usually the school does an annual Martin Luther King program, but this year it decided to do something to commemorate Black History month.
"We're trying to bring the Martin Luther King celebration with this to understand and help people understand why there had to be a Dr. Martin Luther King and understand also how the Harlem Renaissance itself help lay the foundation for the the civil rights movement of the '50s and the '60s," CFCC Dean of Arts and Sciences Orangel Daniels said.
They've already made plans to do this celebration again next year. The topic for next year's celebration will be African-American inventors.