The Porterville College’s Cultural Historical Awareness Program (C.H.A.P.) will begin its spring schedule on Wednesday, Feb. 18 with a special Black History Month presentation of “Allensworth: History and Personal Recollections” from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the PC Theater.
Allensworth is an African American community in southeastern Tulare County that was established in 1908. Today, it is known as Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park.
Guests will include: Josie Triplett, Child Development Professor (retired), Marianne Reliford, Allensworth State Park docent and George Finley, former principal of Allensworth School. Ms. Triplett’s mother was raised in Allensworth and Mr. Finley was the school principal there for many years. Together, they will relate some of the history of this unique community, as well as their personal experiences there. The event is open to the public and free to attend. Contact the front desk in the Academic Center building upon your arrival for a free temporary parking permit.
Look for more C.H.A.P. presentations throughout the spring.
The Porterville College Cultural and Historical Awareness Program (CHAP) was organized in 2002 to enhance students' awareness of certain important aspects of our society to which they may previously have had little or no exposure. A theme is chosen by CHAP members each school year, and faculty members across the campus are encouraged to integrate elements of that theme into their coursework. Additionally, a variety of field trips, guest speakers, panel discussions and videos are presented throughout the year and are all open to the public. For more information about C.H.A.P. call Richard Osborne at (559) 791-2298.
Porterville College is located at 100 E. College Avenue in Porterville. For more information visit www.portervillecollege.edu or call (559) 791-2200.
Photo by John Tipton