Black History Month

The Road to the Promised Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement

Feb. 3 - 28
Library Hours : Mon. - Thurs. 8 a.m. - 9 p.m., Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Ozuna Library (2nd Floor)

Humanities Texas Exhibit featuring photographs, facsimiles of landmark documents, and quotations by Martin Luther King Jr. and others engaged in the struggle for civil rights, The Road to the Promised Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement surveys the civil rights movement from the emergence of Dr. King as a civil rights leader in the Montgomery bus boycott of 1955 through the 1990s.

Ephraim Owens

Wednesday, Feb. 12
12:00–1:30 p.m.
Student Center Annex

Featuring renowned jazz trumpeter and flugelhornist Ephraim Owens. Joining him will be PAC faculty member Dr. Armin Marmolejo and other local musicians. The event includes free food. 

Lorraine Motel
Thursday, Feb. 13 
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Ozuna Library (2nd Floor)

The Lorraine Motel was forever etched in America’s collective memory with the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968. PAC Professor Peter Myers will present on his visit to the famous motel, which now houses the National Civil Rights Museum.

Saeed Jones

Wednesday, Feb. 19
11 a.m.– 1 p.m.

Ozuna Library (2nd Floor)

Saeed Jones, an award-winning author and former contributor at Buzzfeed who has used his platform as a tool for social awareness, will share his experience with students. To be followed by a Q&A session and book signing. (Lunch served 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.)

Engineering Day

Thursday, Feb. 20
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
STEM Center (Brazos Hall, Room 100)

The STEM Center will host professionals who will share their experiences of being a minority working in engineering. Netwok from 9 - 10 a.m. and attend their presentations from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.

Dr. Adena Williams Loston

Thursday, Feb. 27
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Legacy Room (Ozuna 101)

The STEM Center will be hosting Dr. Adena Williams Loston, President of St. Philip’s College, to speak about her journey from pursuing a Bachelor of Science at Alcorn State University, to her work NASA and then becoming the President of St. Philip’s College.

Day Trip to Houston

Friday, Feb. 28
6 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Day trip to Houston – Students will tour Texas Southern University, eat lunch in the dining hall and visit the Houston Museum of African American Culture. 

Students can apply to attend on Alamo Experience.

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and will be held at:

Palo Alto College
1400 W. Villaret
San Antonio, Texas 78224

For information, please contact Student Life.

Phone: (210) 486-3130

Sponsored by the Student Activities Fee and the Working Writers Series.