Austin Community College District (ACC) hosts a series of events during Black History Month to honor the legacy and contributions of one of the college’s founding faculty members and the current director of the ACC African-American Cultural Center — Roland Hayes. 

The Roland Hayes Legacy Project features two Q+A sessions with Hayes, where he shares his love and appreciation for African-American history and culture. He also will share his insights from 50 years of teaching at ACC.

Both events will be held in the college’s African-American Cultural Center at Eastview Campus, Building 2000. The events are free and open to students, employees, and the community. 

Understanding My Love for African American History and Culture: Q&A With Professor Roland Hayes

Date: Thursday, February 15
Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Join: In person at ACC’s African-American Cultural Center or virtually via Zoom

Date: Tuesday, February 27
Time: 6 – 7:45 p.m.
Join: In person at ACC’s African-American Cultural Center

The sessions are sponsored by the college, the ACC Office of Belonging & Purpose, ACC Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Center, the African-American Cultural Center, and BRASS.

To learn more and explore all ACC Black History Month events, visit