Metropolitan Community College to host Black History Month kickoff event tonight

Posted at 7:22 AM, Jan 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-24 08:22:45-05

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College has held Black History Month events since 1992, the school began its kickoff event (a week before Black History Month begins), in 2006. Tonight's event will highlight the achievements African-Americans have made over the years.

Dr. Paulette C. Walker will deliver a keynote address at tonight's kickoff celebration, she's the first of several African-Americans who will be speaking at MCC's Black History Month events.

Walker is a retired college professor and administrator, as well as the 25th national president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Dr. Walker also co-authored the book, We Can Have Better Urban Schools.

Walker's keynote address is tonight from 6-8 p.m., at The Institute for Culinary Arts on the Fort Omaha campus.

Associate Vice President of Equity and Inclusion Dr. Cynthia Gooch-Grayson, says tonight's kickoff will teach people about the positive influence African-Americans continue to make in communities across the country.

Next week, MCC will host author and lecturer Lawrence Ross as a part of their Black History Month lineup.

Ross will host his presentation, The Root Trip: Modern Day Travels with the Negro Motorist Green-Book. The event is on January 29 from 6:30-8 in room 120 of the Industrial Training Center at MCC's South Omaha Campus.

All Black History Month programs/events are free and open to the public.