Celebrating Black History Month in February.

To celebrate Black History Month, Cloud County Community College will be host to a four-night series starting on Thursday, Feb. 6.  

Celebrating Black History Month in February.

To celebrate Black History Month, Cloud County Community College will be host to a four-night series starting on Thursday, Feb. 6.

The first event, on Feb. 6, will be a Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration. Students will speak on how to keep King’s dream alive, and a Praise Dance Team will perform. Cloud County President Adrian Douglas will give a keynote address. The event begins at 7 p.m. in Cook Theatre.

Bruce Douglas, Ph.D., will present “Why We Celebrate Black History and Controversial Issues of Black People in the United States” on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. in Cook Theatre. Douglas will speak on the history of Black History Month, and examine reasons why it is celebrated. The lecture will also focus on some of the most controversial issues black people faced throughout history, including politics, economics, housing, and education.

On Friday, Feb. 21, at 7p.m. in Cook Theatre, the Cloud County Theatre and Art Departments will celebrate Black History Month. Cloud County theatre instructor Violette Kjeldgaard will coordinate a theatrical performance that highlights African American playwrights. Amy Kern, Cloud County art instructor, will share a piece that focuses on African American artists, as well as poetry.

The final event will be on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. in the music room, and will feature a musical performance from the college’s music department. Performances will also bring to life several African American history makers.

For more information, or questions, contact Bruce Douglas at 785.243.1435, ext. 340, or by email at bdouglas@cloud.edu.