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Kaskaskia College Monthly Lecture Series Presents Special Black History Month Program

By Will Doolin, WJBD News

The Kaskaskia College Community Education Department, in conjunction with the Centralia Area Historical Society, will host a special Black History Month program on Monday, February 11th.  The program will take place at 7 p.m. at the Centralia Historical Museum, located at 240 South Locust Street in Centralia.  Punch and cookies will be served at this free event.

The program will feature Tron Young reading Dr. Martin Luther King's “I Have a Dream” speech.  Young is a graduate of Kaskaskia College and is principal of Schiller School in Centralia.  Brandon Smith and Delmar Hill from Elmwood Speaks will portray Earl and Emma Burris.  The couple ran a grocery store in Centralia, and Mr. Burris worked for the Illinois Central Railroad. 

If you would like to be a speaker or for more information, contact Cydney Richardson at Kaskaskia College at 618-545-3256 or the museum at 545-0657.

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