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February 1, 2018

Joe Verkennes, Director of Marketing and Communications
Monroe County Community College
1555 S. Raisinville Rd., Monroe, MI  48161
(734) 384-4207 (O), (419) 343-3063 (M) 


MONROE, Mich. – Monroe County Community College is hosting numerous events in honor of Black History Month.  All events are free and open to the public.

Events include:

  • Monday, February 5.  “Demystifying Africa,” a presentation by MCCC President Dr. Kojo A. Quartey.  Audrey M. Warrick Student Services & Administration Building, Room 173d., 2-3 p.m.
  • THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED: Thursday, February 15.   Panel Discussion: “Economic Status of African American Countries.”  La-Z-Boy Center, Room 271, 2-3 p.m.**
  • Monday, February 19.  Panel Discussion: “African American Education in the City of Detroit.”  Audrey M. Warrick Student Services & Administration Building, Room 173d, 2-3 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 22.  Panel Discussion: “Haiti: Past and Present.”  Audrey M. Warrick Student Services & Administration Building, Room 173d, 2-3 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 24.  The Big Gig! Monroe County’s 31st Annual Black History Month Blues Concert starring Ruthie Foster, Anthony Gomes and Rev. Robert B. Jones, Sr.  La-Z-Boy Center, 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, February 27.  Film: “Get in the Way: The Journey of John Lewis.” Campbell Learning Resources Center - Little Theater, 2-3 p.m.

For more information regarding Black History Month events at MCCC, contact Molly McCutchan, director of human resources, at (734) 384-4245 or

About Monroe County Community College

Founded in 1964, Monroe County Community College is a public, two-year institution supported by tax monies from Monroe County, educational funds from the State of Michigan and student tuition.  

The college’s mission is to enrich and transform lives by providing opportunities and excellence in higher education.  The Main Campus is located at 1555 South Raisinville Road, Monroe, Mich., 48161, with easy access to Toledo and Detroit.  The Whitman Center is located at 7777 Lewis Ave.,Temperance, Mich., 48182, near the Ohio-Michigan Border.  Detailed information about MCCC is available at