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Black History Month: Celebrating Black Excellence

Celebrate Black History Month 2022

February 1 to 28

We invite the Lake County community to celebrate Black History Month with CLC.


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Celebrating Black Excellence
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All events are free, virtual and open to the public!

Celebrating Black Excellence featuring National Speaker Tamika D. Mallory, National Anthem performed by Tiffany Peppers
6 p.m.

Register for the event online

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Tamika D. Mallory

Tamika D. Mallory

Social Justice Leader and Movement Strategist

Tamika is a groundbreaking, award-winning social justice leader and movement strategist. Tamika has risen to become the most sought-after, influential artist of her generation. Her committed work, advocacy, frontline bravery and heroic servitude continue to fuel a solitary act into a global movement inspiring millions around the world to get involved in the fight for racial and social equity.


Tiffany Peppers

Tiffany is the Executive Director of the JLC Community Development Corporation, which is a 501C3 organization dedicated to educating, empowering and enriching the lives of people in Lake County. She is also the chair of College of Lake County's Foundation Board.

Tiffany Peppers

Dr. King: Exemplifying Excellence 1st Inaugural MLK celebration
5:30-7:30 p.m.

Dr. King: Exemplifying Excellence 1st Inaugural MLK Celebration

CLC kicks off Black History Month celebrations with Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul as a guest speaker at the 1st Inaugural MLK Celebration. CLC honors the legacy of Dr. King, acknowledging CLC students and staff who are working toward Dr. Kings' legacy by exemplifying excellence in all they do for our students and each other with various awards.

4th annual Lake County's History Makers: State of the Black Male: Changing the narrative
12-2 p.m.

Lake County’s Professional Black men from all walks of Life will speak about their struggles and the man they are today.

Why Black History Matters
12–1 p.m.

In this session we will discuss how the history we have been taught plays a role in the issues we are still facing today.


For questions, please contact Beverly Phelps at (847) 543-2778 or email bphelps1@clcillinois.edu.