Public Invited to Murray State College for African American History Month Readings


In recognition of African American History Month, Murray State College invites the public to visit campuses in Tishomingo and Ardmore for moderated readings on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 3:30 p.m.

Works presented in the readings include an excerpt from Fences by August Wilson and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s speech, I Have a Dream.  Readings of Let America Be America, a poem by Langston Hughes and For My People, a poem by Margaret Walker will also be included.

Readings will be held in Student Services, Room 219, on the MSC campus in Tishomingo and in Room 1 at UCSO in Ardmore.  In Tishomingo, readings will be moderated by Kendra Parker.  In Ardmore, the reading moderator will be Renita Douglass.

“This is a great example of how campus events, especially those with so much historical and cultural significance, can bring communities together for discussion and reflection.  With ITV capabilities, individuals in Tishomingo and Ardmore can share an exciting afternoon of readings and brisk conversation with the help of our talented moderators,” MSC President Joy McDaniel said.

The Murray State College celebration of African American History Month continues through the end of February with campus-wide sharing of historical information, showings of movies, a student field trip and selected readings.

For more information, please contact Dr. Rebecca Jacobs-Pollez at 580-387-7512 or email questions to



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