Celebrate Black History Month with LOC!

LeMoyne-Owen College History is Memphis and Black history.

LeMoyne-Owen College is proud and excited to celebrate Black History Month with our Magician family and the entire Memphis community.

As the only Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in Memphis and the fifth oldest HBCU in the United States, contributions from LeMoyne-Owen College graduates have shaped Memphis’ civic and social conscience, government, businesses, and so much more for 160 years.  

You’ll find touches of our Magic across the Bluff City!

LOC history is Memphis history. It’s Black History! We celebrate the living legacy of the countless Black Memphians who inspire, encourage, and uplift us all to make Memphis the best it can be.

Join us for a Magical month of celebration and don’t miss our 2023 Black History Celebration Week!

2023 BLACK HISTORY CELEBRATION WEEK

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LOC BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS CALENDAR

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CELEBRATION WEEK KICK-OFF

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2023

12:00 PM | Black History Celebration Week Kick-Off

Black History Celebration Kick-Off

12:00 PM

INDOOR COOKOUT | Live DJ/Stroll Off

Student Center Cafeteria

Live DJ | Greek Stroll Off   

Free Food Students

6:00 PM | BLACK HISTORY SPEAKS: Magician & Living Legend Mr. Myron Lowery

BLACK HISTORY SPEAKS

6:00 PM

Magician Living Legend

Mr. Myron Lowery

Hosted by Dr. Vernell Bennett-Fairs, President
Reception Immediately Following
SPORTS & SCIENCE DAY

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2023

12:00 PM | BLACK HISTORY TRIVIA GAME

Black History Trivia game

Noon

Little Theater
Test your knowledge and skill on Memphis, Black Culture & LOC History!

 

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2023

11:00 am | BLACK HISTORY CHAPEL

BLACK HISTORY CHAPEL

Theme: BLACK RENAISSANCE

Special Guest Speaker: TBD        

11:00 am

Location:  Metropolitan Baptist Church

 

4:00 PM | REMEMBERING A LEGEND: Honoring Coach Johnson & LOC Alumni            

REMEMBERING A LEGEND

Honoring The Legacy of Coach Johnson
& LOC Alumni Athletes 

4:00 PM

Featured Documentary: Story of legendary LeMoyne-Owen College coach featured at Indie Memphis Film Festival 

Reception Immediately Following  

AFROCENTRIC DAY - WEAR YOUR AFROCENTRIC ATTIRE

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2023

11:00 AM| TECH TALK: Black Women In Technology

BLACK WOMEN IN TECNOLOGY!
Hosted by The Office of Information Technology.
Thursday, February 23, 2023
11:00 am | Little Theater

Special Guests
Mrs. Sandra Jeffries-Perry, Dr. Denise Ferebee,

Mrs. Vickie Price, Ms. Tecia Marshall,

Ms. Wendy Harris, Ms. Alandas Dobbins

12:00 PM | Black History Lunch & Learn Pt. 1

Black History Lunch & Learn Pt. 1

Local Authors & Creatives

Book Signing, Meet & Greet

12:00 PM

Location:

Dorothy Harris Lounge

        

6:00 PM | TOWNHALL & PANEL | Dr. Earle Fisher, Moderator & Panelist

TOWNHALL & PANEL | 6:00 PM

Dr. Earle Fisher,
Moderator & Panelist

Theme: BLACK AF (And Fearless)

Panelist
Mickell Lowery County Commission Chairman
Dr. Andre Johnson, Professor of Communication, University of Memphis
Ms. Eureka McAfee,Principal Alcy Ball Performing Arts Elementary (MSCS)

BLACK EMPOWERMENT DAY

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2023

12:00 PM | Black History Lunch & Learn Pt. 2

 

Black History Lunch & Learn Pt. 2

BLACK OWNED EVERYTHING

12:00 PM

EMPOWERMENT: Black Creatives & Careers

Memphis Artists & Small Business Owners

FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS DAY

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2023

10:00 AM | LeMoyne-Owen College High School Band Invitational Extravaganza

 

 

10:00 AM | LeMoyne-Owen College High School Band Invitational Extravaganza
2023 Performance Showcase
of MEMPHIS HIGH SCHOOL BAND PROGRAMS

LOC LEGACY NIGHT

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2023

5:30 PM | LOC FAMILY DINNER

 

LOC Family Dinner | 5:30 PM -9:00 PM
Featuring Black Wall Street Small Business Marketplace 

Entertainment:
“In Living Color”-LOC Variety Showcase
Bird Williams and the BW Band

6:00 PM | Pre-Dinner Meet & Greet Reception       

 

PRIVATE HONOREE

RECEPTION

Pre-Dinner Meet & Greet

FOR SPECIAL GUEST AND HONOREES

INVITATION ONLY 

7:00 PM -9:00 PM | Entertainment: "In Living Color"-LOC Variety Showcase    

Bird Williams & The BW Band

 +”In Living Color”

LOC Variety Showcase   

Performances by Staff, Students
& LOC Community Members
*Immediately Following Family Dinner Service
BLACK HISTORY FAITH-BASED CELEBRATION

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2023

10:00 AM | HBCU DAY

HBCU DAY

TIME: 10:00 AM
Greater New Salem Church Greater New Salem Church
1189 Mississippi Blvd, Memphis, TN 38106
Senior Servant R. Troy Wilkins
Guest Speaker
Dr. Vernell Bennett-Fairs,
LOC President
All are invited to join!
BLACK HISTORY FAITH-BASED CELEBRATION

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2023

12:00 PM |  LOC COMMUNITY FINE ARTS SPOTLIGHT DAY

 

 LOC COMMUNITY
FINE & PERFORMING ARTS SPOTLIGHT DAY 

TOUR & EXHIBIT | 10:00 AM
Phillip Dotson Art Exhibit
Alma C. Hansen Student Center
Showcasing LOC Student & Alumni Art
LUNCH | 12:00 PM

 

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

LOC BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS CALENDAR

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CELEBRATE ALL BLACK HISTORY AND LOC MAGIC!

2023 EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

A very special Thank You to all who helped make this year’s celebration a success!

FOR MEDIA AND PRESS INQUIRES CONTACT
Jessica Richard, Executive Director of Communications & Board Liaison
Jessica_Richard@loc.edu
 
FOR QUESTIONS OR ADDITIONAL DETAILS
Marcus L. McCurry, Coordinator
Marcus_McCurry@loc.edu