Monday, February 28, 2022, at Texarkana College’s February board meeting, Trustees received a presentation from TC’s Dean of Students, Robert Jones, all about the campus celebration of Black History Month. The theme for the month was “Reflect, Connect, and Thrive.”
“Honoring the Past, Vocalizing the Future,” is Texarkana College’s mantra for Black History Month 2020. Events are scheduled throughout the month to promote community and student engagement and bring greater awareness to the achievements of African Americans throughout history and those who are shaping the future.
In honor of Black History Month in February, Historic Arkansas Museum will again host Before Freedom, an educational program that recognizes the enslaved individuals who lived in the neighborhood where the museum stands today.
A musical celebration of Scott Joplin’s heritage kicks off Black History month in Northeast Texas and at Texarkana College. The Texarkana Symphony Orchestra presents Rhythm & Ragtime, a tribute concert commemorating the legacy of Scott Joplin’s music on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 7:30PM at the historic Perot Theatre.
The Pleasant Hill Quilting Group will present “The Secret Codes of the Underground Railroad” on February 7, at the P.J. Ahern Home Museum at 403 Laurel Street, Texarkana, Arkansas beginning at 12 p.m. Join in for a pre-program reception starting at 11 a.m. with refreshments served in the Ahern Parlor.