Join us for a tribute to Lake County's African-American educators at the annual Profiles in Excellence program celebrating black history month.
The event will be held Sunday, February 3, from 3 to 5 pm, at the Greenbelt Cultural Center near North Chicago. The program is free and open to all ages.
Learn about the fascinating history of African-Americans education from slavery to modern times, a journey that includes segregated schools and the accomplishments of doctoral earners such as Mae Jemison, Ph.D., the first African-American astronaut. Local teachers will be honored. Round Lake School District 116 Superintendent, Constance Collins, will be the featured guest speaker.
Singers and praise dancers will perform. Free refreshments will be served.
The annual Profiles in Excellence program honors the history and achievements of Lake County African-Americans.
For more information about the program, call the Cultural Center at 847-968-3477.