Texas A&M University-Texarkana and the Texarkana Museums System will present Celebrate, a program featuring lectures, readings and three performances by the Bright Star Touring Theatre Company this Friday, February 15. The day-long program begins at 9AM and the final performance of the day begins at 6PM. The event is free and open to the public.

The program, according to a press release, will begin at 9AM with Bright Star Theatre’s performance of Jackie Robinson, a biographical tale of the life of the first black Major League baseball player, followed by the lecture “The Life & Legacy of Jackie Robinson” by TAMUT’s Dr. Andrew McGregor at 10AM. The afternoon session begins at 1PM with Bright Star’s performance of African American Folk Tales and selected readings by the Literacy Council at 2PM. The last performance of the day begins at 6PM with Freedom Songs performed by Bright Star.

All of the events will take place in Eagle Hall inside the University Center Building on the A&M—Texarkana campus. While all of the performances and presentations are open to the public, some of them are presented in a way that is intended for a younger audience. African American Folk Tales is recommended for grades Pre-K to 5th, Jackie Robinson for Kindergarten-5th, and Freedom Songs is designed for grades 3-adult.

For more information about the event contact the Texarkana Museums System at (903) 793-4831.

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