Kingwood College Celebrates Black History with Campus Events

Anthony Williams (pictured to the right), president of the Houston area Pan-Hellenic Council, accepted the Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award sponsored by the African American Student Association. This award was presented as part of the College’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial program which also featured keynote speaker Randy Bates, a notable Houston attorney and Chair of the Lone Star College System Board of Trustees. The program is the first of many to be held in honor of Black History. The public is invited to join Lone Star College-Kingwood and the African American Student Association (AASA) for a series of special campus events in celebration of Black History Month.

Returning Saturday, Feb. 3 is the college’s popular dinner theatre and free concert. This year’s event is entitled “The Music of the Night” and is a special tribute to some of the Houston area’s greatest musicians with performances by Jason Oby (opera and oratorio), Leon Turner (opera, spirituals), John Rochelle (contemporary jazz), and Hanq Neal (contemporary gospel).


Prior to the performance, guests are invited to attend a reception and dinner with the scheduled guests. The reception begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:00 p.m. in the Student and Fine Arts Building Atrium. Dinner guests will have priority seating at the performance.

Tickets for the reception and dinner are $25. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. For more information, call 281-312-1448. The free concert begins at 7:30 p.m., and is open to the public.

Concluding this year’s series of events, the public is invited to an African Heritage Exhibit featuring dress, food, and artifacts from countries with African roots. The exhibit will be on display, Tuesday, Feb. 20, noon to 1:20 p.m., in the SFA building commons area.

All Black History Month events, with the exception of the dinner, are free and open to the public. Performances will be held on campus in the Performing Arts Theatre of the Student and Fine Arts Building. Black History Month activities are sponsored by the African American Students Association and the Student Activities Office. For more information, call 281-312-1448.

Lone Star College-Kingwood is a member of the Lone Star College System, which is also comprised of Lone Star College-North Harris, Lone Star College–Tomball, Lone Star College–Montgomery, Lone Star College–CyFair, six satellite centers and The University Center. For more information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281-312-1600 or visit our Web site at kingwood.lonestar.edu