Celebrate Black History Month with films, music

Posted on: February 08, 2013

Musical Beginnings will perform Feb. 28 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Learning Resources Center Auditorium.

 

From abolitionists to presidents, black leaders have shaped our nation’s history and society.

Highlighting men such as Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington and President Barack Obama, a Black History Month Film Commemoration will be held Feb. 12 from 12:30–1:30 p.m. at College of the Mainland in the Learning Resources Center Auditorium. The documentaries will help viewers, young and old, gain a greater understanding of the men and their role in critical times in America’s history. 

In addition, COM will spotlight our future leaders with a performance by the group Musical Beginnings on Feb. 28 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Learning Resources Center Auditorium. The group, dedicated to helping students to build self-confidence, self-esteem and self-discipline through music, instructs children in fine arts from dance to oration.

“This will be good to show off our youth during Black History Month. I saw them perform and was impressed,” said Al Bass, director of special projects.

The theme of the performance is “we are music, past and present.”
 
“The selections will showcase our variety of instruments and students,” said Sharon Barron, executive director of Musical Beginnings.
 
Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, call 409-933-8916.
 


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