Celebrate African American History With A&M-Texarkana


Celebrate African American History with Texas A&M-Texarkana.

The University along with the Texarkana Museums System will present Celebrate.

It’s a program featuring lectures, readings and three performances by the Bright Star Touring Theatre Company. The event will be this Friday, February 15th. The day-long program begins at 9:00 a.m. and the final performance of the day begins at 6:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The program will begin at 9:00 a.m. with Bright Star Theatre’s performance of Jackie Robinson, a biographical tale of the life of the first black Major League baseball player. It will be followed by the lecture “The Life & Legacy of Jackie Robinson.”  The lecture will be given by Dr. Andrew McGregor at 10:00 a.m.

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The afternoon session begins at 1:00 p.m. with Bright Star’s performance of African American Folk Tales. It will be followed by selected readings by the Literacy Council at 2:00 p.m. The last performance of the
day begins at 6:00 p.m. with Freedom Songs. That will be performed by Bright Star.

All of the events will take place in Eagle Hall. The hall is located inside the University Center Building on campus.

All of the performances and presentations are open to the public. Some of them are presented in a way that is intended for a younger audience. African American Folk Tales is recommended for grades Pre-K to 5th. Jackie Robinson is recommended for Kindergarten-5th grade. Freedom Songs is designed for grade 3 through adult.

For more information about the event contact the Texarkana Museums System at (903) 793-4831. Check out their website.


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