A&M-Texarkana Celebrates African American History With Theatre Group on Campus February 15
Texas A&M University-Texarkana and the Texarkana Museums System will present Celebrate, a program featuring lectures, readings and three performances by the Bright Star Touring Theatre Company on 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, followed by the lecture “The Life & Legacy of Jackie Robinson” by TAMUT’s Dr. Andrew McGregor at 10:00 a.m. The afternoon session begins at 1:00 p.m. with Bright Star’s performance of African American Folk Tales and 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 performed by Bright Star.
All of the events will take place in Eagle Hall inside the University Center Building on the A&M—Texarkana campus. While 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 for Kindergarten-5th, and Freedom Songs is designed for grades 3-adult.
For more information about the event contact the Texarkana Museums System at (903) 793-4831.