Colleges Schedule Events for Black History Month
February 1, 2019
Several of the colleges of the Alamo Colleges District have events planned throughout the month of February in recognition of Black History Month.
Several of the colleges of the Alamo Colleges District have events planned throughout the month of February in recognition of Black History Month. At St. Philip’s College, the district’s only Historically Black College, the month kicked off February 4 by honoring civil rights activist Rosa Parks on what would have been her 106th birthday with a guided walk-through of a vintage bus from the global Civil Rights Movement. The SPC/VIA Rosa Parks Birthday Celebration Exhibition at the Turbon Student Center is free and open to the public.
February 5-28, San Antonio College will host a series of events, including presentations, exhibits and panel discussions, and the Black History Month committee wills sponsor a student essay contest. The opening ceremony will take place on Tuesday, February 5, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. On the fourth floor of McCreeless Learning Center and will feature Kimberly Hopkins, artist, on “African American Families Through Her Eyes (the past, the present and the future).
Palo Alto College will hold its opening ceremony for the month with a live quintet of musical hits composed by African American artists and performed by world-renowned jazz musician Dr. James Polk, PAC faculty member Dr. Armin Marmolejo and other local musicians. It will be held in the Student Center Annex from 12:30-2 p.m. February 5.
Northeast Lakeview College held the South Texas Historically Black Colleges and Universities Fair February 2. The college will also hold musical celebration of the month on Wednesday, beginning February 6 with “Soul Train.”