Sauk Valley Community College recognizes Black History Month with two free events hosted at the College February 15 and 16.
On February 15 from 12:30-1:30 p.m., accomplished singer-songwriter Nelly’s Echo will give a free performance in the SVCC East Mall. On the following night, SVCC faculty member Lenie Adolphson will present “From the Past to the Future,” a program on black history, at 7 p.m. in room 1K4.
Nelly’s Echo, originally from Nigeria, uses his multicultural background and life experiences to tell a story through song. Audience members will hear a mix of blues, reggae and soul that will tell Nelly’s journey through rhythm and lyrics.
Lenie Adolphson has been an adjunct instructor at SVCC since 2007 where she teaches western civilization and American ethnic culture courses. She will give a compelling presentation filled with traditional African American music, pictures and history of slavery, civil rights, and more.
For more information, call Ana Salgado, student activities coordinator, at 815-835-6432.