Civil Rights Exhibit is on Display at LSC-Kingwood

Published on: January 31, 2014

Civil Rights Exhibit is on Display at LSC-KingwoodLife lessons, experiences, and events are all part of the educational process at Lone Star College-Kingwood.

In honor of Black History Month, the library invites the community, students, faculty, and staff to “The Road to the Promised Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement,” an exhibition by Humanities Texas. The exhibit will be on display until Feb. 28.

“This exhibit is important because it highlights an important period in American history and it also recognizes the 50th anniversary of the passing the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Oftentimes people think of the civil rights in the past tense, but civil rights issues are all around us if one just takes a second to look,” said Anthony McMillan, library director.

Patrons will view photographs, facsimiles of landmark documents and quotations by Dr. King and others engaged in the struggle for civil rights; “The Road to the Promised Land” surveys the Civil Rights Movement from the emergence of Martin Luther King Jr. as a civil rights leader in the Montgomery bus boycott of 1955 through the 1990s.

“The library is a venue for learning and thinking and we want to actively participate in that process. By having exhibits such as these or hosting and sponsoring programming, we are adding our part to the education process for our students, faculty, staff and the community we serve,” McMillan said.

For more information about viewing the “The Road to the Promised Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement,” exhibit at the library, contact Allison Huffy at 281-312-1691.

Humanities Texas develops and supports diverse programs across the state, including lectures, oral history projects, teacher institutes, traveling exhibitions and documentary films. For more information, visit Humanities Texas online at http://www.humanitiestexas.org.

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Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.

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