MCC to Host Black History Trivia Game Today | Local News

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For nearly 30 years, Madisonville Community College has hosted professional development and student activities each February in honor of Black History Month. This year the college is incorporating a bit of fun with the introduction of a Q&A contest.

MCC Vice President Jay Parrent said the Black History Trivia Bowl is a new way for the college to try to educate students, staff and the community. The quiz will take place from 12:20 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. today at the Student Center on the first floor of the John H. Gray Building.

“It is our continuing goal to highlight and celebrate the contributions of African Americans to history,” he said.

The quiz will work like a jeopardy-style quiz, he said. Questions will focus on the contributions that African Americans have made to medicine, science, technology, engineering and will cover the experiences of African Americans throughout history.

“We are excited to be able to do more things than we have traditionally done in terms of student life,” Parrent said. “If it goes well, we will definitely do it again.”

Students, staff, and faculty will compete, but the community is encouraged to stop by and take this opportunity to learn a little more about black history.

Parrent said with all the going on in the world about what history to teach and the various bills trying to define what history schools should talk about.

“I think it’s really important that the college does its best to promote our shared history, and sometimes that’s not always so good,” Parrent said. “We need to be as inclusive as possible and realize that all of our stories are American history.”

There is no registration required, just be ready to learn.

Masks are still required on campus and in buildings.

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