TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana will sponsor a Black History Month Celebration Wednesday, February 6, from 11 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The event will feature a musical performance by Brandon Brown (also known as Griot B) as well as keynote speaker Dr. Brian Matthews, TAMUT Assistant Professor of Management. This free event is open to the public and will be held in Eagle Hall. Chick-fil-A will be served to the attendees.
Brandon Brown is a former history teacher from Inglewood California. Most of his students were African-American and when he needed a way to increase their enthusiasm for his subject matter he turned to rap music. By creating rap music about his history lessons he was able to better engage the students and eventually raise their test scores 14%.
The Black History Month Celebration is being sponsored by TAMUT’s Campus Activities Board, Black Student Union, and the PATH (Personal Advancement Through Help) program.
As a member of The Texas A&M University System, Texas A&M University-Texarkana is a comprehensive regional university that provides students with academically challenging, engaging and rewarding educational experiences through quality teaching, scholarship, student support services, co-curricular programming, research and service.