To conclude the celebration's second night, documentarian Mike Youngren will show a clip from the film "The Teacher." The local project highlights the life, times and legacy of influential educator Mary Snow, who, among her many other accomplishments, became the state's first African American principal following integration.
West Virginia State University will host the series' third event Tuesday evening in Davis Hall on its campus.
A panel of academics, educators and community leaders will participate in a panel discussion on "The Black Presence in Educational Achievement." Panel members include Ancella Bickley, former vice president of academic affairs at West Virginia State University; Charles Ledbetter, vice chairman of the state Archives and History Commission; Joe Trotter, a history and social justice professor at Carnegie Mellon University; and Ralph Miller, chief executive officer of the Charleston Community and Family Development Center.
The series concludes Wednesday evening with a spiritual celebration at First Baptist Church sponsored by the Charleston Black Ministerial Alliance. Along with a program of sermons and music, Arley Ray Johnson, executive director of Advocates for Another America, will speak.
All of the events are free and open to the public. For more information, search for the Tuesday Morning Group on Facebook or visit www.wvculture.org/wv150/juneteenth.
Contact writer Charles Young at charles.yo...@dailymail.com or 304-348-1796.
* Sunday "The Black Presence on the Dark Side of the State's Development" at the W.Va. Cultural Center at 4 p.m.
* Monday "The Black Presence in Politics for Social Change" at Mary C. Snow West Side Elementary at 6 p.m.
* Tuesday "The Black Presence in Educational Achievement" at W.Va. State University at 7 p.m.
* Wednesday Juneenth Revival Celebration at First Baptist Church of Charleston at 7 p.m.
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