Black History Month Celebration, Events Running Feb. 4-27

Angelina College Honoring Black History Month with Exhibition, Events

Gallery Opens Feb. 4 in Angelina Center for the Arts


AC News Service


Angelina College will honor Black History Month with a celebration featuring local artists and other contributors beginning Tuesday, Feb. 4 in the Angelina Center for the Arts gallery on the AC campus.

The event will kick off with a reception on the 4th. At 5:30 p.m., AC instructor Benetha Jackson will open events with an open-mic poetry session, followed by a tour of the exhibition presented by noted local artists such as Blake Bean, Kamarie Clark, Evangelist Sybrenna Land-Davis, Dwight Gipson, Belinda Moore, Karen Moore-Christopher, Gary Roberts and others.

Image by Dwight Gipson


The gallery will remain open for public viewing until Feb. 27.

In addition, author and area educator Joe Deason will serve as guest speaker for the introduction. Mr. Deason will discuss the recent release of his book “Legacy”, which chronicles his life experiences and his time serving years ago as one of the only black educators in Lufkin. Mr. Deason will have copies of his book available for signing after his presentation.

Image by Blake Bean


Finally, Gallery Curator Le’Anne Alexander is sponsoring a public art project in which she’s inviting the public to bring a photo of a loved one or a public figure to add to an open wall of “Memories, Hope and Influence.” Alexander is asking for written comments and names as tributes for addition to the wall. Donors will be able to retrieve their photos following the closing of the exhibition.

“I hope this project will grow and become a beautiful expression added to by hundreds of people this coming month,” Alexander said.

For further information on possible donations, contact Ms. Alexander at

There is no admission fee for any of the events.