LIBERTYVILLE – The 38th annual Profiles in Excellence will take place virtually from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 6.
The free event will feature presentations and performances in honor of Black History Month.
The virtual event’s theme is “Our Voice is Black History.” The event will highlight students and faculty from the College of Lake County sharing their experiences through stories collected from Lake County’s African American community. The project is the foundation of a new exhibition opening virtually in February at the Dunn Museum in Libertyville.
“I am proud of the partnership between our Dunn Museum staff and the students and faculty from CLC who have worked together to create an exciting virtual exhibit and support this year’s Profiles in Excellence event,” said Angelo Kyle, event chairman and president of the Lake County Forest Preserves. “I look forward to seeing the inspiring presentations that offer a unique look at the African American voice of Lake County.
”Profiles in Excellence holds a special place in my heart,” Kyle added. “Sponsored by the Lake County Forest Preserves, this annual event commemorates Black History Month by recognizing notable African Americans in the area who will be remembered for their contributions to their community and society for years to come.”
Participants must get a free ticket in advance online at LCFPD.org/Profiles to join the virtual event. A Zoom link will be sent before the event only to registered participants with tickets. For questions, email AskAnEducator@LCFPD.org.
The Profiles in Excellence event will be livestreamed and recorded. Follow on Facebook @LCFPD to view the livestreamed event and for links to the recorded event.
Established in 1983, the Profiles in Excellence program honors the history and achievements of Lake County African Americans. The goal of the program is to further an appreciation of the heritage and achievements of the local African American community and help improve the quality of life for future generations.
Source: The Daily Chronicle