Clatsop Community College announces an inspiring program with Professor James S. Harrison and Dr. Stephen Berk to mark African American History Month, Friday February 24, 12:00pm – 2:00pm, Columbia Hall Room 219, 1651 Lexington Avenue, Astoria. This program is free and open to the public.
Professor James S. Harrison will present a program entitled, “Black Inventors: America’s Best Kept Secret.” Professor Harrison is an instructor of history and humanities and Chair of the History & Humanities Department on the Cascade Campus of Portland Community College.
Following Professor Harrison’s talk, Dr. Stephen Berk will speak on “Mississippi Summer: SNCC and the Mississippi Voting Rights Campaign.” Dr. Berk is a member of the Clatsop Community College Board of Directors. He spent thirty-four years as professor of American history at California State University, Long Beach, retiring in 2004 and moving to Astoria. He is the author of A Time to Heal: John Perkins, Community Development, and Racial Reconciliation (1997).
Dr. Patrick Kane, CCC instructor in history and political science, will moderate a discussion/question session following the presentations.