Clark College celebrates legacy of Dr. King on Jan. 16

For Immediate Release
December 18, 2018

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Event includes keynote speech by MC Sha-Rock and a mobile museum exhibit on African-American historical figures 

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Clark College will honor the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Wednesday, January 16, with two events—a traveling museum exhibit and a keynote speaker—focused on the African-American experience. Both events are free and open to the public.

The Black History 101 Mobile Museum will be on exhibit in Gaiser Student Center on Clark’s main campus from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Founded by Khalid el-Hakim, this is an award-winning collection of over 7,000 original artifacts of memorabilia dating from the trans-Atlantic slave trade era to hip-hop culture. The theme for this exhibit is “The Signature Series: Black Historical Figures from 1800 to Current Day.”

Additionally, there will be a keynote speech delivered by hip-hop pioneer MC Sha-Rock, the first female rap artist to record on a label and the first to appear on national television. Sha-Rock will speak on “The History and Impact of Hip Hop Culture from a Pioneer’s Perspective” from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., also in Gaiser Student Center.

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of service to others, Clark College encourages your donation of hair and skin care products for African-American families served by YWCA Clark County.

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Clark College is located at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver. Driving directions and parking maps are available at Individuals who need accommodation due to a disability in order to fully participate in this event should contact Clark College’s Disability Support Services Office at 360-992-2314 or 360-991-0901 (VP), or visit Penguin Union Building (PUB) room 013, as soon as possible.