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WKCTC Events to Celebrate Black History Month

Paducah, Kentucky (February 16, 2017) - West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) will celebrate Black History Month with two events next week.

A free showing of Freedom Riders will play in the WKCTC Student Center Tuesday, February 21 at 6:30 p.m.
 
The movie is the story of six months in 1961 when more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives for traveling together on buses and trains as they journeyed through the Deep South. The self-proclaimed Freedom Riders challenged the mores of a racially segregated society by performing a disarmingly simple act.
 
The college will offer a literature celebration Wednesday, February 22 at 11 a.m. in the Matheson Library.
 
Bryson Wells, Paducah Tilghman’s High School 2017 NAACP Martin Luther King, Jr. poetry/essay contest winner, will read his winning composition. Paducah poet and author Samuel Hawkins will perform Urban Spoken Word poetry. His books will be available for purchase and autograph. WKCTC faculty, staff, and students will also present black history literature from personal and published literature collections.
 
Both events are free and open to the public.
 
For more information about the Black History Month events, contact Chevene Duncan-Herring, WKCTC diversity and inclusion director, at 270-534-3209 or chevene.duncan-herring@kctcs.edu.