Presentation at Lone Star College-Montgomery Highlights African Culture During Black History Month

Published on: January 19, 2011

Dr. Will Guzman 
To celebrate Black History Month, Dr. Will Guzman, assistant professor at Florida A&M University, will lead a free presentation on African culture at Lone Star College-Montgomery on Tuesday, February 15.

The Lone Star College-Montgomery Lyceum Speaker Series, in recognition of Black History Month, invites the community to a rich cultural presentation entitled “African Diaspora & Latin America,” by Dr. Will Guzman, assistant professor at Florida A & M University, on Tuesday, February 15, at 12 p.m., on campus in Building B, Room 102.
 
The presentation is free to the public. Refreshments will be provided, and a meet-and-greet reception will start at 11:30 a.m. in the same location.
 
The presentation will highlight the life of Arturo (Arthur) Alfonso Schomburg, bibliophile, historian, writer, collector, and curator. Schomburg, who died in 1938, led a richly varied public life, collecting thousands of works on black culture over his lifetime.  
 
Many years later, in 1973, his collection became known as the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a national library devoted to collecting, preserving, and providing access to resources documenting the experiences of people of African descent throughout the world.
 
The Lyceum Speaker Series at LSC-Montgomery provides a variety of free lectures throughout the fall and spring semesters that are based on sociological, historical, economical, political, psychological, and spiritual views. All students, staff, and faculty, as well as community members, are invited to attend any Lyceum event throughout the year.
 
In addition to serving as a Lyceum event, this presentation will also be offered through LSC-Montgomery’s Academy for Lifelong Learning, a program for older, active adults that offers continued intellectual and personal growth.
 
For more information about this presentation, please visit www.LoneStar.edu/lyceum-montgomery; or contact Linda Woodward at 936.273.7228 or Linda.Woodward@LoneStar.edu.
 
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery .
 
With more than 62,000 students in credit classes in spring 2010, and a total enrollment of nearly 85,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the second largest and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. LSCS consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.