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For Release: Feb.25, 1997
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BLACK HISTORY MONTH PROGRAM AT MARSHALL CENTER TO FEATURE CHILD PSYCHOLOGIST, MUSICIANS
Noted child psychologist Dr. Danny Blanchard, the vocal group ³Connect 5,² and keyboardist and songwriter Kelvin Wooten will be featured during the Marshall Space Flight Center's annual Black History Month program on Friday, Feb. 28. The program, which is open to the public, will be in Morris Auditorium, Building 4200, beginning at 10 a.m.
The theme of the program is "MSFC's African Americans: Giving Back Through Community Outreach," said Joseph Hobson, Marshall Center Black History Month committee chair.
"This year's program is different from the traditional type of black history programs that we have been accustomed to presenting,² Hobson noted, adding that "the event will be used as a launching pad for an extended program which will focus on at-risk youth in our community."
Blanchard, the featured speaker, is director of Professional Counseling Associates in Huntsville and has taught courses at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Alabama A&M University and Florida Institute of Technology. His presentation, based on insights gained in his professional practice, will focus on ideas for creative and effective ways to work with at-risk youth in the community.
Connect 5 is a group of Oakwood College students who have toured the United States, performing for General Colin Powell, at the 1996 Olympics, and as part of the Sunfest festival with Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder, to list a few. The group also composed and performed the Oakwood College centennial jingle.
Kelvin Wooten is a senior at Alabama A&M majoring in computer science and minoring in music. He has appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, performing with the rhythm and blues group Tony, Toni, Tone, and is minister of music at Liberty Christian Faith Center in Huntsville.