Celebrate Black History Month at Lee College

BAYTOWN, February 2, 2015 - Celebrate black history at Lee College throughout the month of February with a variety of free activities that shine a light on African-American culture and contributions.

The Black History Month celebration will begin at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 3, at the Bayer Conference Center with the opening reception for a new exhibit featuring the work of award-winning professional artist and Goose Creek school district art teacher Jamar Simien.

In addition to music and refreshments, reception guests will also enjoy a presentation and book-signing with Delicia Daniels, editor-in-chief of “Lone Star Legacy: Poetry, Prose, and History in Texas.” The collection includes poetry, photographs, interviews, prose, essays and articles that detail the historic struggles and triumphs of trailblazing black men and women throughout Texas.

Additional campus events scheduled as part of Black History Month, all of which are free and open to the public:

Screening of the film, “Brown Babies: The Mischlingskinder Story,” which chronicles the lives of biracial children born to African-American soldiers and German women after World War II — 2-4 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 10, Edythe Old Studio
Presentation of a documentary on the history of Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, with guest speaker Issac Fanuiel IV — 2:30-4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 18, Bayer Conference Center
Read-in featuring instructor Ray Whitlow and a pottery contest — 2-3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 25, Edythe Old Studio
The Black History Month celebration at Lee College is sponsored by International Education and the Black Education Access and Completion Committee.


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