Texarkana College celebrates Black History Month with a full schedule of activities culminating in a free community-wide celebration on February 28. Check out our Black History Month schedule below!

All month long

Black History in America, A local look at a national movement – Special Exhibit in the TC Palmer Memorial Library

Library Hours
Mon-Thurs 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday 2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Celebration events at a glance

  • Free Rhythm & Ragtime preview concert
  • Black History Quiz Bowl
  • Tribute to Scott Joplin TSO concert
  • Super Sunday – Texarkana Ministerial Alliance
  • Annual Black History Month Parade
  • Black History Month Keynote Speaker
  • TC Black History Month Celebration

Thursday, February 2

11:00 a.m. Texarkana College Humanities Music Hall

Join in a free preview concert of Rhythm & Ragtime celebrating the music of Scott Joplin.  Featuring guest artists Candice Taylor, vocalist, and Scott Kirby, pianist.

Saturday, February 4

7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Dan Haskins Student Center – TISD

TC Black Student Association competes in the Benjamin Dennis Black History Quiz Bowl

7:30 p.m., Perot Theatre

Tribute to Scott Joplin Concert.   Texarkana Symphony Orchestra with TC Music Instructor – Marc Andre Bougie, Conducting
Tickets available for purchase online, at the Perot Box Office, or call 903-792-4992.

Sunday, February 12

Super Sunday – Texarkana Ministerial Alliance

Representatives from Texarkana College, Texas A&M University-Texarkana, and University of Arkansas Community College-Texarkana visit with local African American churches during Sunday Morning worship services to tell about educational opportunities.

Saturday, February 18

10 a.m. – Downtown Texarkana parade route

TC Black Student Association will participate in the Annual Black History Month Parade sponsored by the Twin City Black History Committee.

Thursday, February 23

12:30 p.m. – TC CASA presents Larry Jefferson, Mall of America’s First Black Santa Claus

Join us in the TC Business & Computer Technology Levi Hall Conference room for the TC CASA presentation of the keynote speaker.  Open to students and the community. Lunch available.

Tuesday, February 28

11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Black History Month Celebration

Join TC and the Texarkana Community Journal as they present the free Black History Month Celebration featuring entertainment by nationally acclaimed comedian Derrick Keener and local voice sensation, Stephanie Casteel-Terry.

Additional entertainment provided by the following:

  • Arkansas Union Elementary Step TEam
  • TISD Jazz Band
  • Pleasant Grove Star Steppers
  • Civic, Greek & Student Organizations
  • Specialty food available from TC Bistro & K’s Catering
  • and more!