Celebrating Black History Month

Celebrating Black History Month

| By: Britten, Casey

February is dedicated as Black History Month, an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. During this month and throughout the year, we proudly support and celebrate the African American community at Fox Valley Technical College.

To commemorate this occasion, FVTC Diversity & Inclusion Services is offering the following learning opportunities:


5th Annual Black History Month Museum*

Join us in recognizing and celebrating the contributions of Black/African Americans to the history of the United States. During this time, we recognize and pay homage to the contributors, innovators and trailblazers within the Black community who have elevated the fields of business, technology, art, music and science.

Oshkosh Riverside Campus:
Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 1-2, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Room 133

Appleton Campus:
Tuesday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 23, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Room HS 301

*Virtual museum also available - contact Alexis Hill at hillal@fvtc.edu or 920-735-4879 to register. 


A Letter from Birmingham Jail Forum

Take a deep dive into one of Dr. Martin Luther King’s most famed letters, “A Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” We are inviting FVTC faculty, staff and students to partake in a conversation that will give them a chance to share thoughts and express their feelings about Dr. King’s powerful message and its connection to the current social climate.

Appleton Campus:
Tuesday, Feb. 1, 11 a.m.-Noon  
Room A170C In-Person/Virtual (Microsoft Teams - contact Alexis Hill at hillal@fvtc.edu or 920-735-4879 to register for virtual event)

Oshkosh Riverside Campus:
Wednesday, Feb. 9 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Room 112


When You Know Better Forum

Explore terms and phrases, along with songs we heard or sang growing up, even teach our children, that have racial origins and racial undertones.

Appleton Campus:
Wednesday, Feb. 16, 9-10 a.m. or 1-2 p.m.
Room A170C In-Person/Virtual (Microsoft Teams - contact Alexis Hill at hillal@fvtc.edu or 920-735-4879 to register for virtual event)

Oshkosh Riverside Campus:
Monday, Feb. 14, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Room 112