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Marketing & Communications - Jan. 31, 2019

City Observing Black History Month with Black History Month "Jeopardy," Showcase of Song and Public Safety Black History Month Celebration

To celebrate Black History Month, the Historic Resources Commission staff has put together a "Jeopardy"-style game about significant African-American places in Winston-Salem.

Each Monday and Wednesday during February, an "answer" will be posted on the city’s Facebook page. The first person to comment with the correct "question" will receive a copy of "Winston-Salem's Architectural Heritage," an 808-page compendium on historically significant buildings and neighborhoods in Winston-Salem, including more than 900 documentary and current images.

Also during Black History Month:

  • The Human Relations Commission will hold its seventh annual "Showcase of Song: An African-American Cultural Celebration," Saturday, Feb. 9, at 12:30 p.m. in the Carver High School auditorium, 3545 Carver School Road, Winston-Salem. The event will include secular and non-secular musical performances that illustrate the link between the African culture and modern-day African-American culture. Slated to perform are the Kidane Mehret Ethiopian Orthodox Church Children’s Choir, Robert Archie, Tamra Bradshaw, the St. Stephens Missionary Baptist Church Spiritual Choir, the Carver High School Choir, and F.O.C.U.S. The Showcase of Song is free and open to the public.
  • The Police and Fire departments will honor select retirees, and Recreation and Parks will recognize the winners of its Black History Month coloring and essay contests, during the 6th annual Public Safety Black History Month Celebration on Sunday, Feb. 24. The celebration will be held at 3 p.m. at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, 4129 Northampton Drive, Winston-Salem. The public is invited.

For more information call CityLink 311.

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