Lone Star College-University Park celebrates Black History Month

Published on: February 03, 2014

February is Black History Month! Join Lone Star College-University Park as we celebrate the contributions and culture of African-Americans.

On Feb. 6, a Black History movie marathon will begin at 9 a.m. in The Den. Featured films will be Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story; Something the Lord Made(the life of cardiac pioneer Vivien Thomas); 42: The Jackie Robinson Story; and Red Tails (the story of the Tuskegee airmen). Students, faculty and staff are also encouraged to wear the school colors of their choice on Feb. 6, which is designated Represent Your College Day.

Dr. Daria Willis, associate professor of history at LSC-University Park, will be guiding a tour on Feb. 8 of the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, which is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the African-American soldier in U.S. wars and conflicts. Anyone interested in attending the field trip is encouraged to sign up at The Den by Feb. 4.

A panel of guests will convene Feb. 12 to discuss 60 Years After Desegregation. Dr. Crystal Flemings Smith, Ray Reed and Darren Thomas will be moderated by Dr. Lawrence Brandyburg, vice president of instruction and student services at LSC-University Park. Please join the panel from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Student Learning Resource Center, Building 12, 8th Floor.

On Feb. 27, Taste of Soul: A Lunch and Learn, will explore the origins and history of soul food from 12 to 2 p.m. in West Dining. A mouth-watering menu will feature smothered chicken, catfish, chicken and waffles, collard greens, macaroni and cheese, black-eyed peas, hot water cornbread and dessert of banana pudding or peach cobbler.