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2/21/2008 Terry to celebrate Black History Month

McMINNVILLE – Award-winning motivational speaker Shandra Terry will present "The Legacy is Alive in Me" on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. in Jonasson Hall, lower level of Melrose Hall, at Linfield College.

The event, held in honor of Black History Month, is free and open to the public.

Through historical data, poetry, song and audience participation, Terry will present contributions of notable African-Americans including Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Mary McCloud Bethune and others. She will describe slavery and the Civil Rights Movement, transporting the audience on a journey through time. The presentation will emphasize personal responsibility, while challenging and motivating audience members to live the legacy.

Terry, president of Standing Ovations, Inc., is an inspirational speaker and performer who has motivated groups across the nation. She has received numerous awards including the Elks Oratorical Scholarship, Toastmasters International, Inc. national award and the 2004 Woman of Excellence award by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She appeared in the Lifetime original television for women movie, "Love Is Strange," and was the featured speaker during the 2006 Girl Fest celebration.

Black History Month is celebrated in February and is a remembrance of important people and events in the African heritage. For more information, call 503-883-2574.