Baker College of Owosso Presents “The African-American Experience”

February 04, 2010

In recognition of Black History Month, Baker College of Owosso will present “The African-American Experience” on Thursday, February 11, 2010. All events, held at the Welcome Center, Conference Room B, 1309 S. Shiawassee St., Owosso, are free of charge and open to the public and the media.

“The African-American Experience” begins at 10 a.m. with “The Pulse of African-Americans.” A panel of prominent heath care professionals will discuss important aspects of health care for African-Americans, including accessibility and outcomes. Kristina Marshall, J.D., black history program chair and faculty member, Baker College of Owosso, will moderate the panel discussion. The event ends at noon.

At 6 p.m., “Celebration of Gospel” begins, featuring the Flint Catholic Urban Ministry Inter-faith Gospel Choir. Pastor Walter Gibson, of the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Lansing, will speak about the historical roots of gospel music and its impact on the African-American community. Attendees are also invited to visit “Least We Forget: Legends of Detroit Gospel,” an art exhibit courtesy of the Michigan State University Museum. The evening’s activities end at 8 p.m.

The media are invited to all events during “The African-American Experience” at Baker College of Owosso, Thursday, February 11. For more information, please contact Mary Brandt at 989.729.3327, or via e-mail.

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