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Professor turned historymaker to deliver STLCC-Florissant Valley’s African American History Month keynote

Wesley Bell, the first black county prosecuting attorney in St. Louis County, will kick off the celebration.*

Wesley Bell thoroughly beat longtime county prosecutor Robert McCulloch and became the first black county prosecuting attorney in St. Louis County history when he took office in January 2019.

Bell* will kick off St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley’s African American History Month Celebration with a keynote address, Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 11 a.m. in the Student Center Multipurpose Room. STLCC-Florissant Valley is located at 3400 Pershall Road.

Bell served as assistant professor of criminal justice on the campus before assuming his new post.

Throughout February, STLCC-Florissant Valley will host a number of unique programs, including a presentation that chronicles the journey of African Americans in higher education. Shawn Harrell, lead financial aid counselor, will guide the discussion Thursday, Feb. 14 at 11 a.m. in the Student Center.

All African American History Month events are free and open to the public.

For questions regarding events, please contact Dwayne Morgan, coordinator of student orientation and transfer, at 314-513-4323 or dmorgan12@stlcc.edu.

*As of Feb. 4, Bell is unable to attend as keynote; however, Clay Farmer, director of community engagement, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney, will present on his behalf.