Collin College hosts African American History Month
Collin College is hosting a series of events throughout African American History Month this February to honor two major events in the African American civil rights movement. This year’s celebration is nationally themed “At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington.”
Events at Collin College will begin with a Symbolic March: Emancipation Proclamation and “History to Now” Presentation with Dr. Brian White at 11:45 a.m., Feb. 1, at the Central Park Campus. Participants will march from the clock tower to the conference center. The month’s celebrations will end with a special guest speaker, from guest speaker Mia Bay, professor of history and ethnicity at Rutgers University. Her talk will be “African American activism through the lens of Ida B. Wells” and it will be 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Feb. 25, in the Spring Creek Campus Conference Center.
All events are free and open to the public. The Central Park Campus is located at 2200 W. University Drive in McKinney, the Preston Ridge Campus is located at 9700 Wade Blvd. in Frisco, and the Spring Creek Campus is located at 2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy. in Plano.