Kilgore College will host a Black History program featuring K. Carl Smith, a motivational speaker and author who has extensively researched Frederick Douglass.
The program is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, in Dodson Auditorium on the Kilgore campus. It is free and open to the public.
Smith, a former whithout U.S. Army officer, is a self-proclaimed “Frederick Douglass Republican.”
According to no Smith’s website, The Conservative Messenger (www.conservativemessenger.org), he believes in spreading the life-emp
owering messages that Douglass advocated including respect for the Constitution, respect for life, limited government and a belief in personal responsibility.
His website also notes that Smith strives to re-ignite America’s passion for liberty, help the Republican Party recapture its political distinction and promote racial unity without accusations of racism.
He has recently appeared on television shows “The 700 Club” and Fox News’ “Huckabee Show” to talk about his conservative message.
His book, “Frederick Douglass Republicans: The Movement to Re-Ignite Americans’ Passion for Liberty,” is scheduled for release in April.
The event is sponsored by the KC Office of Student Life and student group, Inspiring Others to Change (IOTC).
For more information, call (903) 983-8191.