Saturday, February 2, 2013
Celebrate Black History Month throughout February.
Black History Month is celebrated in the U.S. throughout the month of February. American historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week to commemorate the contributions that people of African descent have made to our nation. The first celebration occurred on Feb. 12, 1926. For many years, the second week of February was set aside for the celebration to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and abolitionist and editor Frederick Douglass. In 1976, as part of the nation’s bicentennial, the week was expanded into Black History Month. Each year, U.S. presidents declare February National African-American History Month. Here are some famous Black History Month trailblazers from Biography.com: Nathaniel Alexander was the …
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Reenactor Kim Hanley will portray Lucretia Mott, noted Quaker minister, abolitionist and suffragette.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
The Newtown Historic Association and the Newtown Library Company are hosting a joint program Monday in celebration of Black History Month. Reenactor Kim Hanley will portray Lucretia Mott, noted Quaker minister, abolitionist and suffragette. Hanley will give a performance of Mott’s trials and tribulations. Mott originally spoke at the historic Newtown Theatre back in 1855 The free program starts at 8 p.m. at the Newtown Theatre, 120 N. State St. Newtown. Also, Joe and Anne McKernan will portray John and Abigail Adams and will give an intimate perspective on life after the Revolutionary War. St. Mark’s AME Zion Choir and the Macedonia Baptist Church Choir will be performing a medley of spiritual favorites. For more information …
Monday, February 6, 2012
The Newtown Township Parks and Recreation Department is hosting two special events in celebration of Black History Month.
Newtown Township Parks and Recreation is hosting two events in celebration of Black History Month, which is February. On Friday, there will be a Black History Month Celebration at the township administration building beginning at 6 p.m. The evening will feature a chance to make an Adinkra, an African symbol that is a code for lessons and stories. Participants will also hear stories. The cost to participate is $42 for residents, $50 for nonresidents. There’s also a $5 materials fee due at the start of class. Then, on Monday, Feb. 20, Parks and Rec will host an African needle felt design class. The class starts at 2 p.m. and is open to children grades four and up. Council Rock schools are closed Feb. 20 for President’s Day. The cost for …
Monday, February 21, 2011
Macedonia Baptist Church hosted a concert on Sunday afternoon with guests from Shiloh Baptist Church and Freedom Temple AME Church to pay tribute to gospel great Walter Hawkins.
Photos of Macedonia Baptist Church's concert on Sunday afternoon, which paid paid tribute to Gospel Legend Walter Hawkins who passed away in July 2010.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Ahmad Kenya performed "The Life & Times of Omar ibn Sayyid" at Newtown Friends School Wednesday.
Check out Newtown Patch's photo slideshow of "The Life & Times of Omar ibn Sayyid" reenactment at Newtown Friends School on Wednesday morning. The 18th century dramatic historical slave reenactment was written and performed by Ahmad Kenya. Kenya plays out the 18th century life and times of a devoutly religious man named Omar ibn Sayyid, who was a teacher and scholar from Futa Torro in West Africa. Sayyid made the pilgrimage to Mecca before his capture and subsequent enslavement in North Carolina.