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Great Basin College
1500 College Parkway
Elko, Nevada 89801

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Humanities Speakers

Enjoy two free presentations at Great Basin College sponsored by Nevada Humanities and The Western Folklife Center!

Accepting the Gift that is the Horse

Join retired Army veteran and Executive Director of Restoration Ranch, Derek Knapp for his presentation, Accepting the Gift that is the Horse.

Restoration Ranch provides veteran families with an opportunity to learn from horses, build connections with the local community, contribute to service-oriented projects and generally enjoy a safe-haven for personal growth and fulfillment through its experiential learning programs. Learn more about the inspirational work of this non-profit agency in this free presentation at Great Basin College.

Thursday, January 30, 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Great Basin College
Diekhans Center for Industrial Technology, Room 203
1050 Chilton Circle, Elko, NV

See the flyer here.

A Brief History of African Americans in Nevada

For his presentation at Great Basin College, Quintard Taylor, Jr., PhD, Professor Emeritus of History, University of Washington, Seattle, plans to describe little known mid-19th Century black Nevada including especially the activities of the small African American populations in and around Virginia City in the 1860s and 1870s. His focus then shifts in the 20th century to the rise of the African American community in Las Vegas which after its founding in 1905 emerges as the population center of the state. He will describe the brief civil rights movement in Nevada in the late 1950s and early 1960s and conclude with a discussion of black Nevada in the early 21st Century.

Thursday, January 30, 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm
Great Basin College
High Tech Center, Room 123
1290 Burns Road, Elko, NV

See the flyer here.

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Great Basin College
1500 College Parkway
Elko, Nevada 89801

Why Great Basin College

Great Basin College wants to be your choice for higher education. GBC offers associate and baccalaureate level instruction in career and technical education and academic areas. About 4,000 students are enrolled annually online from across the country and on campuses and centers across 86,500 square miles, two time zones, and ten of Nevada’s largest counties. We border Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and California. We are GBC!

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