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NOVA professor to give lecture at Alexandria Detention Center for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 17, 2013 10:00 AM

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) professor Dr. Jimmie McClellan will give a lecture on the Civil Rights Movement to approximately 150 inmates and law enforcement personnel at the Alexandria Detention Center. The lecture is in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and part of a monthly series by the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office.

McClellan, dean of Liberal Arts at NOVA’s Alexandria Campus, began an ongoing partnership with the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office through The Open Road Program. This program offers courses to incarcerated individuals with the intent of encouraging them to continue their education at NOVA and break the recidivism cycle. McClellan taught his first course, History 295: Topics in African-American History, this past summer at the detention center.

When:
Thursday, January 24
1:00 p.m.

Where:
Alexandria Sheriff’s Office
William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center
2001 Mill Road
Alexandria, VA 22314

For Media:
The detention center is a secure facility and media will need to confirm their attendance in advance with the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office by contacting Amy Bertsch at 703-746-5014.