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Metro Community College Black History Month Speakers Have Omaha Connections


Metropolitan Community College has several speakers planned for Black History Month.

The theme is Historical Perspectives and Transformational Power.

Dr. Cynthia K. Gooch-Grayson is Associate Vice President for Equity and Diversity at Metro.  She says at their Black History Month kick-off, Omaha native and Creighton graduate, Symone Sanders, a CNN political commentator, spoke in front of a standing-room only crowd.   

Another Omaha native, Dr. Marcia Watson-Vandiver, Assistant Professor at Towson University, will speak at 6:30 Thursday evening, February 8th on the Fort Omaha campus.

“We were very strategic in wanting some younger professionals to be on the schedule for Black History Month this year. Marcie also grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, and she will talk about the connection of the historical and contemporary education as a transformational tool.”

Tomorrow, February 6th, Dr. Michael Hill, from the University of Iowa will talk about adolescents in African-American Literature.  He’ll speak at 12:30 at the Elkhorn Valley Campus.

For the full schedule, the website is – see Programs and Events