TISD, KETK to present Black History Month program

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Tyler, TX (KETK)  If you are looking for a free, educational event, we have just the thing.  February is Black History Month.  KETK has partnered with Tyler ISD to invite you to the viewing of “America’s Untold Journey.”

“African Americans played a pivotal role in our country’s history, and this is an opportunity for Tyler ISD and the community members to come together and celebrate black history,” said Jamey Johnson, Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction.
 
You can catch “America’s Untold Journey” Monday at Liberty Hall in downtown Tyler.  It is a documentary about African American history.
 
“The entire month is an incredible celebration of The Civil Rights Movement, and so I was like, yea, I think that would be good,” said “Liberty Hall” manager, Anne Payne.  “It didn’t take me long, and so I was pleased that we could partner with that.”
 
There is even more to enjoy than just the movie.
 
“At the event, we’ll have Texas College Choir there, singing various selections,” said Johnson.  “We’ll also have students from John Tyler and Robert E. Lee there giving a performance of Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have a Dream speech.'”
 
There will be a meet and mingle at 6 p.m. Monday.  Then, the film begins at 6:30 p.m.
 
“It’s a celebration of a very important cause,” said Payne.
 
“I would encourage people to come out because it’s a great time for us to look at all diversity we have in our city and to celebrate the roles that each of us have played in shaping our country,” said Johnson.

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