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Profiles in Excellence celebration in North Chicago

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Profiles in Excellence pays tribute to African-American educators from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3 at the Greenbelt Cultural Center, 1215 Green Bay Road in North Chicago. The program celebrating Black History Month is free and open to the public. Visitors will learn the history of African-Americans education from slavery to modern times, a journey that includes segregated schools and the accomplishments of doctoral earners, such as Mae Jemison, the first African-American astronaut. Local teachers will be honored. Round Lake Area Unit District 116 Superintendent Constance Collins will be the featured guest speaker. Singers and praise dancers will perform. Free refreshments will be served. Call (847) 968-3477 or visit

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