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Mansfield to present “The Movement: 50 Years of Love and Struggle”

MANSFIELD –Mansfield University will present “TheMovement: 50 Years of Love and Struggle” as part of its celebration of Black History Month at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 in Steadman Theatre. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Written and performed by Emmy Award-winner Ron Jones, “The Movement” is a visual chronicle, which highlights many of the political, social and cultural markers of the almost 50 years since the passage of the Voting Rights Act.

During the presentation, Jones plays multiple characters and takes the audience on a journey through the ever-changing face of the African American experience. Supported by interactive video, stock historical footage, quotes and some of the most memorable music of the last two generations, Jones weaves the tapestry of struggle and triumph.

“The Movement” is presented by the MU Office of Multicultural Affairs and is funded by student activity fees.

Montgomery Area School District to hold pre-k and kindergarten registration

The Montgomery Area School District will hold pre-k and kindergarten registration for the 2018-2019 school term on March 13 in the district office on Schoolhouse Road. You may register from 8:30-11:45 a.m. or from 1-3 p.m. The registration process takes approximately one half hour to 45 minutes.

To register for pre-k, children must be four years old prior to September 1, 2018. To register for kindergarten, children must be five years old prior to September 1, 2018. To register you will need to provide two forms of proof of residency (driver’s license, utility bill, mail received at your residence, etc.), a copy of your child’s immunization records, social security number and proof of birth. This session is for registration purposes only. It is not necessary for the child to attend the registration. Proof of income (2017 W-2s, 2017 income tax return or three current consecutive pay stubs) is also needed for those registering a child for pre-k.

For more information, contact the Montgomery Elementary School prior to the registration at 570-547-1608, extension 1127.