Black History Month / Women’s History Month

Western Piedmont Community College celebrates
Black History and Women’s History Months

Soul Food Island Food Truck

Soul Island Food Truck

Mar. 15 | 11:00 A.M. – 1:30 P.M. | WPCC Main Campus

Enjoy Caribbean Cuisine from Soul Island Food Truck. 

Mike Wiley One-Man Show

One Noble Journey

Photo of Mike Wiley

Mar. 23 | 12:00 P.M. | Phifer Hall Theatre

About Wiley:

Mike Wiley, a North Carolina-based actor & playwright whose compelling works of documentary theater yield rich and powerful journeys to milestones and turning points of a cultural history, will be at WPCC to celebrate Black History Month.  Wiley has spent the last decade fulfilling his mission to bring educational theatre to young audiences and communities across the country. In the early days of his career, Wiley found few theatrical resources to shine a light on key events and figures in African-American history. To bring these stories to life, he started his own production company. Through his performances, Wiley has introduced countless students and communities to the legacies of Emmett Till, Henry “Box” Brown and more.

Accommodations for the Presentation

WPCC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make every effort to honor reasonable requests made by individuals with qualifying disabilities. Accommodations must be requested three business days in advance of school events or activities through the Office of Disability Services in Room 136 Hildebrand Hall or call (828) 448-3154.

Black History Themed Student Art Show

Soul Island Food Truck

Feb. – Mar. | Goodfellow Gallery located in the Library 

Featuring the art of David Fleming

WPCC Library
Collection of
Black Authors
& Artists

The WPCC Library & Academic Success Center offers set following titles available for checkout during Black History Month.

Maya Angelou

  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water ‘fore I Die
  • Letter to My Daughter
  • Mother: A Cradle to Hold
  • Oh Pray My Wings are Gonna Fit Me Well

James Baldwin

  • Baldwin: Early Novels and Stories
  • The Devil Finds Work: An Essay
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Just Above my Head
  • No Name in the Street 

Kobe Bryant

  • The Mamba Mentality: How I Play

Zora Neale Houston

  • Moses, Man of the Mountain
  • Mules and Men
  • Their Eyes Are Watching God
  • Dust Tracks on a Road: An Autobiography

Henry Louis Gates

  • Colored People: A Memoir
  • Figures in Black: Words, Signs and the “Racial” Self
  • The future of the race

Nikki Giovanni

  • Gemini: An Extended Autobiographical Statement on My First Twenty-Five Years of Being a Black Poet
  • Re: Concerning Creation
  • Rosa
  • The Women and the Me

Christopher Lebron

  • The Making of Black Lives Matter

Toni Morrison

  • The Bluest Eye
  • Home
  • Love
  • A Mercy
  • Song of Solomon
  • Sula
  • Tar Baby
  • Toni Morrison: Profile of a Writer

New Additions

  • My Remarkable Journey: A Memoir by Katherine Johnson
  • How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America by Clint Smith III
  • HIs Truth is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope by Jon Meacham
  • The Hill We Climb: an Inaugural Poem for the Country by Amanda Gorman
  • The Business of Race by Margaret Greenberg
  • Invisible Child by Andrea Elliot
  • Four Hundred Souls by Ibram X. Kendi
  • Hell of a Book by Jason Mott
  • The 1619 Project by Nikole Hannah-Jones
  • All that she Carried by Tiya Miles
  • Glorious Liberty: Frederick Douglas and the fight for an Anti-Slavery Constitution by Damon Root

Library Hours

  • 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday

Call 828-448-6195 for more info.

The general public is invited to participate in Black History Month events at WPCC. All events are free of charge.


Contact Ann Marie Radaskiewicz, Dean of Arts & Sciences at 828.448.3509,