WPCC Hosts Black History Month Event

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PrinceAmongSlaves-550In honor of February as Black History Month, Western Piedmont Community College will host a showing of the award-winning film “Prince Among Slaves” on Thursday, Feb.18 at 9:30 a.m. The movie will be shown in Leviton auditorium in Moore Hall on the College campus at 1001 Burkemont Avenue. This free presentation is open to the public.

“Prince Among Slaves” recounts the true story of an African Muslim prince who is captured and sold into slavery in the American South. After 40 years of enslavement, he finally regains his freedom, becomes a national celebrity, and dines in the White House. This is an incredible story about an incredible man who endured the humiliation of slavery without ever losing his dignity or his hope for freedom. The film and a short discussion following will last approximately 80 minutes.

WPCC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make every effort to honor reasonable requests made by individuals with qualifying disabilities. Accommodations must be requested three business days in advance of school events or activities through the Office of Disability Services in Room 126 Hildebrand Hall or call 828-448-3154.