Black History Success Stories Showcased

Black History Month
Posted at 12:30 PM, Feb 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-04 07:04:56-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- A special community celebration is shining a light on those who have made a difference.

The Lawrence-Gregory Community Center is hosting its 10th annual Black History Month program this weekend.

This year's theme is Black History Success Stories.    

Festivities include live music, dancing and performances that recognize the accomplishments of African Americans and those contributions on a global scale.

The event is all about educating people on the past and inspiring future generations.

Organizers say, "Maya Angelou said, 'No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.' We hope to impart Ms. Angelou's sentiment and to emphasize that we can draw strength and inspiration from the many stories of our ancestors. This event will recognize that we too are a part of history as we are tomorrow's ancestors."

On the schedule to perform are: Gospel Singer Anita Franklin; Marcus Robinson African Caribbean Dance Theatre; Keith Rogers, Black on Black Rhyme; Sherika Duncan's Excellence Dance Studio; Poet Pam Anderson; Fred Lee, Musician; Positive Generation, Hip Hop artist; Mutaqee Akbar

Black History Success Stories is Saturday, February 27 from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the Lawrence-Gregory Community Center (1115 Dade Street).

It's free to take part and all are invited.

For more information, (850) 891-3910.