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Black history celebration set for Friday through Sunday

staff report • Feb 15, 2013 at 12:01 PM

A three-day black history celebration will be held in Kingsport today Friday through Sunday.

The annual event is sponsored by South Central of Kingsport and New Vision Youth in partnership with the city of Kingsport Parks and Recreation Department, Riverview Resident Association and Friends of Distinction.

Today’s celebration will feature the Annual Soul Food Gathering. It will be held at 4:30 p.m. in the Riverview Community Room.

In addition to food and door prizes, there will be entertainment from soloist Javonte Lewis and drummer UNOME.

On Saturday there will be a trip to the Price-Swift Museum in Rogersville.

Participants are asked to pack a lunch and board the bus for the short trip with New Vision Youth to explore local black history displayed in a museum setting. Drinks will be provided.

The bus leaves at 11:15 a.m. from the V.O. Dobbins parking lot.

Sunday will feature the annual Black History Program, beginning at 4 p.m. at Ebenezer Church on Maple Street.

The Rev. James Whiteside will preside and the guest speaker will be Moses Smith. Music will be provided by New Beginning Fellowship Choir and New Beginning Praise Dancers. Black History Moments will be performed by New Vision Youth Drama Team.

Admission to the events is free.

For more information, contact Johnnie Mae Swagerty at (423) 429-7553.

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