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WKCTC Celebrates Black History Month

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West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) will celebrate Black History Month with events both on and off campus.

WKCTC opens its celebration with the Fisk Jubliee Singers performing in the colleges Clemens Fine Arts Center on Saturday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m.

Since 1871, the Fisk Jubliee Singers have broken racial barriers, entertained royalty and presidents, and continues the tradition of the African-American spiritual, said Gail Robinson-Butler, Clemens Fine Arts Center director.

Tickets for the Fisk Jubliee Singers are $25 for adults and $15 for students and children. All tickets can be purchased online at or by calling Julie Moore at 270-534-3212.

The public is also invited to enjoy Dinner amp; A Show prior to the 7:30 p.m. performance. The WKCTC culinary department will prepare a Southern meal to be served at 5:30 p.m. in the Anderson Technical Building Bistro. The following dishes will be served:

- first course - fried shrimp over creamed corn, chile sauce, and remoulade
- second course - grilled romaine with Cajun ranch
- third course - New Orleans chicken with andouille cream sauce
- fourth course - bread pudding with caramel bourbon sauce

The meal is $30 per person. Contact Julie Moore to make dinner reservations.

On February 23, WKCTC will collaborate with Washington Street Missionary Baptist Church to host the colleges fourth annual Super Sunday event, an information fair to promote the importance of higher education for prospective college students and their families.

The public is invited to attend the church service at Washington Street Missionary Baptist Church at 721 Washington Street. The service begins at 10:45 a.m., followed by the Super Sunday information fair at 1 p.m.

WKCTC representatives will be available to talk with potential students and their parents about the admission and enrollment process, financial aid, scholarship opportunities, available programs and services, and other additional educational information.

Lastly, Conversations Between Nelson Mandela and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be held in the WKCTCs Student Center on Wednesday, February 26 at 11 a.m.

In reflecting upon the recent death of the renowned anti-apartheid revolutionary leader, Nelson Mandela, WKCTC will present a unique and creative conversation between Mandela and Dr. Marin Luther King Jr.

The presentation will include local performers creating a hypothetical dialogue between these great men that will depict the era and identify progress that has been made in bringing about equality through the enactment of Civil Rights movement, in both the United States and South Africa, said Jipaum Askew-Robinson, WKCTC cultural diversity director.

For more information about Black History events, contact Jipaum Askew-Robinson at 270-534-3420.