On Friday, Texas A&M University-Texarkana and the Texarkana Museums System will present Celebrate, a program featuring lectures, readings and three performances by the Bright Star Touring Theatre Company.
The day-long program will be in Eagle Hall on the university campus. The event is free and open to the public.
The program will begin at 9 a.m. with Bright Star Theatre's performance of "Jackie Robinson," a biographical tale of the life of the first black Major League baseball player, followed by the lecture "The Life & Legacy of Jackie Robinson" by A&M-Texarkana's Dr. Andrew McGregor at 10 a.m.
The afternoon session begins at 1 p.m. with Bright Star's performance of "African-American Folk Tales" and selected readings by the Literacy Council at 2 p.m.
The last performance of the day begins at 6 p.m. with freedom songs performed by Bright Star.
While all of the performances and presentations are open to the public, some of them are presented in a way that is intended for a younger audience. "African-American Folk Tales" is recommended for grades pre-K to fifth, "Jackie Robinson" for kindergarten through fifth and "Freedom Songs" is designed for grades three through adult.
For more information, contact the Texarkana Museums System at 903-793-4831.