Cornelius Parks & Recreation Department and Smithville CommUNITY Coalition are presenting a Black History Month celebration on Saturday, February 25th, 2023, from 12 to 2 p.m., at the Cain Center for the Arts, 21348 Catawba Avenue, Cornelius, North Carolina.
This is a free event for the whole community, featuring performances, speakers, children’s activities and more.
Features of Celebration
- Opening remarks by Lisa Mayhew-Jones, Smithville Community Coalition
- Official Proclamation by Mayor Woody Washam
- Musical performance by Union Bethel AME Zion Church
- Poetry reading by Maurice J. Norman
- “Smithville Was…” by Ron Potts, Smithville Community Coalition
- Featured Artist John R. Miles III
- “Smithville Is…” by Sammie Knox, Smithville Community Coalition
- Drumming performance by Drums4Life
- “Smithville Will Be…” by Raquel Ramseur, Smithville Community Coalition
- Musical performance by Torrence Chapel AME Zion Church
- Historic Smithville Rosenwald School Presentation by Historic Preservation Committee
- Closing remarks by Lisa Mayhew-Jones
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