- Associated Press - Saturday, January 23, 2016

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Metropolitan Community College in Omaha will kick off Black History Month with a lecture on Feb. 1.

The college will host “Three Shades of Black History” starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Swanson Conference Center inside the college’s Institute for the Culinary Arts. The lecture will be given by M. Darryl Woods, a North Omaha native and diversity leader.

The lecture will discuss the relationship between response to 2005’s Hurricane Katrina and past- and present-day American Afro-racial identities.

Woods is founder of the Afromation Highway, author of “Yellow Like Me,” and creator of the forthcoming seven-part series, “CONTRAFLOW: A Katrina Hepatology.”

Metro began a series of events and lectures to honor black history with a discussion Jan. 21 on racial politics on American college campuses.

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