Lansing Community College (LCC) will join the national Act commemorating four centuries of African-American history in the United States. As set forth in “The 400 Years of African-American History Commission Act,” LCC will commemorate, educate, and celebrate the contributions and rich history of African-Americans. Our year-long historical journey will showcase and highlight the many ways African-Americans are interwoven in the fabric of this nation with a history and legacy that must be shared. We will create awareness and expand the understanding and appreciation of the significance of the arrival of Africans in this nation within the LCC and Mid-Michigan community. Through a commitment to recognize and elevate the African-American experience and the significant contributions made - from the abhorrent slave trade, to fighting in the Civil War, surviving Jim Crow segregation, to the civil rights movement and beyond - we seek to illuminate the courage, determination and great accomplishments achieved in the face of mighty oppression.
Four Pillars of Our Work
Our work will be guided by four of the most significant eras of the last 400 years of African-American history. We will commemorate bravery and courage, educate our community on the journey and celebrate the many victories and achievements since the arrival of the first African-Americans in 1619.
- Civil War
- Jim Crow
- Civil Rights Movement
400 Years of African-American History Commission Act
(Sec. 3) This bill establishes the 400 Years of African-American History Commission to develop and carry out activities throughout the United States to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Africans in the English colonies at Point Comfort, Virginia, in 1619.
Student Summit on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
September 20 ∙ 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Gannon Conference Center, Michigan Room
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Did You Know?
Learn more about the contributions, milestones and accomplishments of African-Americans over the last 400 years.
You can join the Commission too! Please fill out the form below if you would like more information on how to get involved with our work.