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Civil Rights to be Discussed at LSC-Kingwood

Civil Rights to be Discussed at LSC-KingwoodHistory teachers, professors and historians are invited to Lone Star College-Kingwood’s third History Day Conference on Thursday, June 18 from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Designed to be interactive and thought provoking, this conference is for community members interested in the examination of the Civil Rights movement and how to teach it. Participants will also receive resources needed for instruction.

“The Civil Rights Movement and the killing of Jim Crow were, as historian Todd Purdum has said, a time of  ‘shared civic purpose, national unity, and hope that the nation might yet live up to its founding creed.’ Join us at LSC-Kingwood for our third annual History Day as we explore the grass-roots movement that changed America,” said Dr. John Barr, history professor.

The conference format includes morning presentations by distinguished authors and afternoon break-out sessions discussing primary sources. Presentations will be given by Patricia Bernstein, “The First Waco Horror: The Lynching of Jesse Washington and the Rise of the NAACP”; Marvin Sparks, “The Music and Musicians of the Civil Rights Era (from gospel to jazz)"; Dr. Gavin Wright, “The Economic Significance of the Civil Rights Revolution”; and Dale Carpenter, “Lawrence vs. Texas and Modern Civil Rights.” The event will be held in the Student-Conference Center.

“In addition to talking about this important topic and providing resources, our goal is to deepen relationships between the independent school district instructors and the college instructors,” said Kimberly Klepcyk, dean of academic partnerships and initiatives.

General admission to LSC-Kingwood’s History Day Conference is $45 per participant or $10 for students with a current college ID. The cost includes a meal and gift bag. Teachers, with a local independent school district, whose registration fee will be paid by their school must contact Sarah Berry at Sarah.W.Berry@LoneStar.edu.To register, visit https://eventbrite.com/event/16602823492/.  The deadline to register is June 14. For questions about online registration or additional conference information, contact Nancy Parks at Nancy.B.Parks@LoneStar.edu.

Register now for credit classes online through myLoneStar.  Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, Internet, video, TV and independent study formats. For more information on how to register online, visit www.lonestar.edu/registration.

For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281.312.1600 or visit http://lonestar.edu/kingwood.htm.

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. Stephen C. Head 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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