By Samantha Olson
RCTC celebrated Ebony Night on February 28. This annual event recognizes and honors those of African and African-American decent. The event also provides an opportunity to showcase the pride carried within the African/African-American culture to the students, staff and faculty at RCTC.
Event attendees got a chance to taste African cuisine, hear African music, listen to poetry, and view a variety of African dances.
There was also a fashion show that displayed many styles of African dress.
After the event, guest Tony Macioce was asked his thoughts after attending RCTC Ebony night.
“It was one of the best events I’ve ever been to since moving from Duluth in 2018,” Macioce said. “I love being a part of a community where I can experience things I’ve never seen or done.
“Ebony night left me with a much greater appreciation of unfamiliar cuisine, dance, fashion, and even poetry. It was a very positive experience for me personally, and from what I saw, for the rest of the participants and attendees as well.
“I plan to go again next year. A big thanks to RCTC and all who made it possible!”
Event attendees agreed that this year’s Ebony Night was a hit — one that will remain imprinted within the minds of many, and not just those who participated, but the audience as well.