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ARC celebrates Black History with educational events

Khalid El - Hakim is the founder and curator of the Black History 101 mobile museum. He has been traveling all over the U.S and exposed the artifacts at the Student Center at American River College on Feb.13 , 2020. (Photo by Emily Mello)

Clifton Bullock

February 24, 2020

Black History Month is an annual celebration that highlights the accomplishments, successes, trials and obstacles of prominent African-Americans throughout U.S. and world history.  When Carter G. Woodson created the celebration as Black History Week in 1926, he did so to educate and enlighten black pe...

ARC professor gives insight into “Underground Railroad”

American River College history professor Rudy Pearson reads a passage from Colson Whitehead’s novel “Underground Railroad” during a College Hour on March 23, 2017. The novel details a slave girl’s life and escape from a Georgia plantation. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

Jared Smith

March 29, 2017

A reading of the New York Times bestselling book, “Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead was held for college hour on March 23. American River College history professor Rudy Pearson lead the lecture, who discussed and analyzed the book for its historical value. The college hour was hosted by ...

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