Release Date: Feb. 7, 2011
ASU Hosting Black History Celebration
Angelo State University will commemorate “Black History in San Angelo” with a couple of special events on Thursday, Feb. 10, in the Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive.
The first event is a Black History in San Angelo celebration that will run from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 10 in the University Center Spine. It will feature food samples, information about the integration period at ASU and in San Angelo, music and other activities.
Then at 6 p.m. on Feb 10, ASU will host a panel discussion/presentation by local community members who will share their experiences during San Angelo’s segregation/integration period. The hour-long event will be in the University Center's C.J. Davidson Conference Center. Panel members will be Phil George, former San Angelo College/ASU coach; retired school teacher and business owner Sandra Gray; Ella Mae Johnson, past president of San Angelo’s chapter of the NAACP; and retired school teacher Mary Frances Owens.
Both the afternoon celebration and the evening panel discussion/presentation are open free to the public. The events are being sponsored by the ASU Multicultural Center and West Texas Collection.
For more information, contact the ASU Multicultural Center at 942-2729.