WBC Celebrates Black History Month

February is set aside as the month to honor African-American culture and history, and Williams Baptist College has planned a variety of events as part of the celebration.

On Feb. 19, WBC will take a group of students to the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tenn.  The museum is located at the former Lorraine Motel, and a tour walks visitors through centuries of African American history.

On Feb. 22, Williams will host a screening of the movie “Woodlawn,” about a gifted high school football player who must learn to embrace his talent and his faith as he battles racial tensions on and off the football field.  The movie will begin at 7:30 p.m. in WBC’s Moody Room, located in the Mabee-Gwinup Cafeteria.

Feb. 23 has been designated “Soul Food” night in the cafeteria, which is open for dinner from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Black History Month events have been coordinated by the Williams Cultural Awareness Committee of students.

“The Cultural Awareness Committee started early last semester planning for this month.  I believe these events will provide our students with an engaging and personal experience,” noted Amber Grady, WBC’s dean of students.

“Black History month gives us a chance to celebrate the legacies of our past while recognizing the achievements of today.  Williams students are encouraged to connect with these learning opportunities, and I am proud of WBC’s service and commitment to history, culture, and its students.”