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UA professor to headline Pulaski Tech Black History Banquet
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UA professor to headline Pulaski Tech Black History Banquet

Dr. Calvin White, Jr., chair of African American Studies at the University of Arkansas, will be the keynote speaker for Pulaski Technical College’s 13th annual Black History Month Banquet on Friday, Feb. 21.

The banquet begins at 6 p.m. in the college’s Campus Center Grand Hall, located on the Main campus at 3000 West Scenic Drive, North Little Rock.

Tickets cost $13 per person and can be purchased in advance by contacting Dianne Butler at (501) 812-2284 or e-mailing her at dbutler@pulaskitech.edu.

The theme of this year’s banquet theme is “Transitions: The Past, Present and Future.” Genine Perez, a Pulaski Tech adjunct instructor for Academic Success, will provide musical entertainment. The program also includes highlights of student support programs and presentations of Outstanding Student Awards and the PTC Diversity Award.

Dr. White taught full-time at Pulaski Tech from 2000 to 2003. He currently is an associate history professor at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, where he has directed the African and African American Studies program for the past three years. His research focuses on the extent to which class, respectability, and the efforts of racial uplift intersected in the development of African Americans’ religious traditions and racial identity after emancipation in the Arkansas and Mississippi Delta.

His book, "The Rise to Respectability: Race, Religion and the Church of God in Christ," was released in October 2012.

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