Celebrate African-American History at Coastal Bend College

Coastal Bend College will host events on Feb. 24 and 25 in observance of African-American History Month. Wednesday’s event will take place in the James R. Dougherty Student Center (SUB) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event, featuring poet Hope Aldridge; Rev. Eric Tarver of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Beeville; and Sounds of Motor City, a Motown presentation, is open to the public.

Sounds of the Motor City is a musical revue reminiscent of the Motown-era and Civil Rights Movement. The performance includes the soulful sounds of Jackie Wilson, Otis Redding and Isaac Hayes.

For more information about this event, contact Roxanne Aguirre at (361) 354-2721 or raguirre@coastalbend.edu.

On Thursday, a luncheon is scheduled for 12:30-1:30 p.m. at CBC Lott Canada Facility at 900 W. Corpus Christi St. (Highway 59). Lunch will be provided. The topic to be presented by Rev. Eric Tarver is Overcoming Barriers to Education: The African-American Perspective. RSVP at CBC Lott Canada Facility or contact Mary Perez at (361) 362-2633 or mperez@coastalbend.edu.

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