WTAMU To Celebrate Black History Month With Local Speakers

West Texas A&M is celebrating Black History Month with prominent black men and women from Amarillo.

Each speaker will address the association’s month-long theme: “We must be the change we want to see.”

Speakers include Joseph B. Peterson Jr. a WT graduate and Edward Jones financial adviser on February 3rd.

Ta’keira Benoit of the National Nuclear Security Administration and Kourtney Punch-Russell of Pantex Plant on February 10.

And Melodie Graves, community activist and Amarillo College associate director of academic advising on February 17.

“We are thrilled to welcome this outstanding slate of guest speakers, and we expect that our students and the entire audience will benefit greatly from hearing them discuss their lived experiences,” said Janeth Stewart, Black Women’s Association adviser.

All speeches will begin at 6 p.m. each week in the Legends Club in the Jack B. Kelley Student Center. Face coverings and social distancing will be required. Zoom options also will be Available.

Email Diane King at [email protected] to RSVP.

BWA’s Black History Month celebration will conclude with its second Black History Commemorative Banquet at 6 p.m. February 26 in Legacy Hall inside the JBK.



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