Piedmont Tech Kicks Off Black History Month Activities

Piedmont Technical College will host a series of Black History Month events at the college that include music, photography and poetry.

During the month of February, the library will sponsor a traveling exhibit “Camera Man’s Journey: Julian Dimock’s South,” from the South Carolina State Museum. The historic photographs that will be featured were taken in and around Columbia, Beaufort and Hilton Head between 1904 and 1905 by noted photographer Julian Dimock. Dimock’s large format images show men, women, families and a significant number of children engaged in everyday life – at work, at home and at play. They document the clothing, tools, toys as well as the landscape and architecture of the period. The exhibit will run Feb. 2-27.

The library will also host a very special performance celebrating the significance of music in African American history. This program of mostly gospel and blues music will be held on Thursday, Feb. 12 beginning at 12:45 p.m.

Students, faculty and staff will participate in an Open Mic Poetry Reading on Wednesday, Feb. 18 in the Student Center on the Lex Walters Campus in Greenwood. The event will feature a variety of poets. Closing out the event will be guest performance poets from the 2015-2016 Upstate “Say What!” poetry slam team.

All events are open to the public. For more information, contact Student Services at (864) 941-8388 or the Piedmont Tech library at (864) 941-8442.