Celebrating African American History Month
CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College music faculty presentations, a poetry slam, a free showing of an Oscar-nominated movie, and a multimedia presentation by award-winning storyteller Barry Bradford are highlights of McHenry County College’s celebration of African American History Month in February.
Kicking off the monthlong celebration will be “I Have a Dream – 50 Years Later,” a presentation on Martin Luther King’s famous speech, by master storyteller Barry Bradford, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. and from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the MCC Luecht Conference Center.
On Feb. 13, MCC adjunct music instructor Pat Gaughan will present “Development of the Blues,” from noon to 1 p.m. in Room B166-167. Gaughan will discuss the impact of slavery and oppression in America that led to the formation of musical styles including Field hollers, spirituals and blues, and will perform vocals and guitar.
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