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Baker College of Clinton Township Celebrates Black History Month

January 30, 2012

In recognition of Black History Month, Baker College of Clinton Township will present several open-to-the-public events throughout February, including the unveiling of The Awakening – Walk to Freedom, an exhibit that demonstrates the trials, challenges and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King. A special unveiling ceremony will be held on Wednesday, February 1, at 2:30 p.m., in the hallway of Baker’s Clinton Township main campus, 34950 Little Mack Ave., Clinton Township. Featured guest speaker is Earl Hood, Jr. The 90-year-old was a member of the Montford Point Marines, the first black Marine unit to serve in the Pacific in World War II. Hood’s speech is titled “And Still We Rise.” The February 1 event also features remarks by Donald R. Torline, Baker College of Clinton Township president, a Dr. King video clip, and music and song by pianist Pauline Kelly and soloist Loren Harper.

Other Black History Month events at Baker College of Clinton Township include:

Detroit Institute of Arts Presentations: On Tuesday, February 14, at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., the DIA will present “The Spirit of African-American Artists,” main campus, community room

Poetry Reading Jam: This event features lyrics from black authors, live poetry readings and words of inspiration. The schedule is as follows:

  • Thursday, February 9, at 11 a.m. in the Corporate Services building community room, behind the admissions center, 34401 Gratiot Ave.
  • Thursday, February 9, at 1 p.m., Corporate Services building community room
  • Monday, February 20, at 6 p.m., Corporate Services building community room

Movie Screening: On Wednesday, February 29, at 1:00 p.m., in the academic boardroom at the main campus, The Tuskegee Airmen will be shown; popcorn will be served.

Various African musical instruments and other artifacts on loan to the College by the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History, will also be on display at the Baker College of Clinton Township campus, in the showcase by the library. In addition, February 6-9, Goody’s Cafe will be serving the following meal for $5: fried chicken with mashed potatoes, a soft drink and a cookie. Goody’s, located in the Corporate Services building, is open Monday through Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m.

THE MEDIA ARE INVITED TO ALL OF THESE 2012 BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS AT BAKER COLLEGE OF CLINTON TOWNSHIP. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT HELEN POWELL.

The Baker College System
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