Black History Month Art Exhibit

Students and staff at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College are celebrating Black History Month through artistic expression.

Stroll through the Jefferson Davis campus library and you may be able to recognize important African-American figures, from President Barack Obama to pop music icon Beyoncé. Important moments in black history are being featured. The Black History Month art display is a collaborative effort by the art department and the library.

MGCCC art professor Cecily Cummings said, “They see famous people on the wall, they go ‘oh that’s so and so’ or ‘I remember this person’ or ‘who is that?’  They can all identify or relate to some of their favorite celebrities or historical figures and all these different people who have come to life through artwork.”

President of the campus artist guild Dalton Anderson said, “We did think it was important to celebrate the month and this was the best way we could that.”

The Black History Month exhibit will be displayed on campus until the first week of March. You can check it out during regular school hours.

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