Seminole State celebrates Black History Month with music and magic

Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Written by: Emily Hollingshead

To commemorate Black History Month, Seminole State College of Florida will host a series of educational events across all four campuses, highlighted by musical and magical performances.

The celebrations kick off Feb. 2 with a musical performance by Brandon Martin who explores the importance of music to Black culture from the time of slavery through the Black Lives Matter movement. On Feb. 9, Magician Ran’D Shine will amaze audiences with his magical talents that have been featured in Hollywood’s famous Magic Castle and Penn & Teller’s: Fool Us. 

The Black History Month programs are hosted by the Office of Student Life, Student Government Association and First Year Experience course.

In addition to the featured entertainment, Black History Month events will be held at each of the College’s campuses featuring African American history and trivia as well as giveaways and food depending on the campus. 

“Celebrating Black History Month with programs like these not only provides fun opportunities for our students, but taps directly into our core values of learning and inclusion at the College,” said Randy Pawlowski, director of student development at Seminole State. “Black History Month gives us the chance not only to acknowledge the challenges and accomplishments of those in the past, but how we can take their messages into the future.”

Black History Month Events 

Musical Performance: Brandon Martin

Wednesday, Feb. 2
12:30 p.m.
Hybrid event
Sanford/Lake Mary Campus, building C (C-108)
From the time of slavery, through the Civil Rights Movement, to Black Lives Matter, music has been an important element historically for Black Americans and other People of Color – all brought to you by the extraordinary voice of Brandon Martin.

Magician Ran'D Shine

Wednesday, Feb. 9
12:30 p.m.
Hybrid event
Sanford/Lake Mary Campus, building C (C-108)
He is talented and will buggle your mind. Join us and be amazed by the magical talents of Ran'd Shine.

Black History Month at the Heathrow Campus

Tuesday, Feb. 15
Noon – 2 p.m.
Main entrance
Celebrate Black History Month at the Heathrow campus with trivia, giveaways, and food.

Black History Month at the Oviedo Campus

Wednesday, Feb. 16
Noon – 2 p.m.
Building F patio
Celebrate Black History Month at the Oviedo Campus. Learn about Black History and enjoy some free giveaways.

Black History Month at the Altamonte Springs Campus

Tuesday, Feb. 22
Noon – 2 p.m.
Altamonte Springs Campus lawn
Celebrate Black History Month at the Altamonte Springs Campus. Learn about Black History and enjoy some free giveaways. 

Black History Month at the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus

Wednesday, Feb. 23
Noon – 2 p.m.
UP breezeway
Celebrate Black History Month at the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus. Learn about Black History and enjoy some free giveaways.



About Seminole State College of Florida

Seminole State College of Florida, established in 1965, serves nearly 30,000 students across six sites in Central Florida. A comprehensive college, Seminole State has awarded more than 100,000 credentials, from bachelor's degrees to high school diplomas, and offers more than 200 degrees, certificates and programs designed for success. For more about the college, visit seminolestate.edu
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About the Office of Student Life

The Office of Student Life at Seminole State, which has offices on all four campuses, oversees more than 50 student clubs and organizations, provides free student activities and entertainment, and hosts leadership retreats for students. For more information, please visit the Student Life website.

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