Santa Fe College is offering its students an almost free Black History Month Educational Tour, Friday, Feb. 24, to visit Bethune Cookman University in Daytona Beach, the African American Museum of the Arts in DeLand, and see the 2012 George Lucas film, “Red Tails. “
Students can sign up for the trip from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 15, in the S Breezeway. First come, first served — there are only 54 seats on the bus.bus.
Bethune Cookman is a historically black college campus founded by Dr. Mary McCloud Bethune. At the second stop, students will view the 2012 movie, Red Tails, which gives an account of the Tuskegee Airmen, an all-black World War II fighter pilot squad. The pilots were sent to North Africa and Italy to escort white bomber pilots, and consisted of some of the best fighter pilots in the Air Corps. The African American Museum of the Arts in DeLand houses a revolving gallery where visitors will find works of both established and emerging artists, and a permanent collection of more than 150 artifacts, including sculptures and masks from African countries.
Lunch is provided on the trip. The entire experience only costs students $1; however, they must put forward a $20 deposit when they sign up, which is returned when they show up on the day of the trip. The bus departs at 7 a.m. in front of S Building and returns at 8 p.m.
The trip is sponsored by the Black Sudent Union, My Brothers Keeper, Mu Beta Kappa and Student Life. For a calendar of Santa Fe’s Black History Month activities, please download this PDF.
For more information about this trip, please email Kenny Holmes at firstname.lastname@example.org.