Lighting up the stage and shedding light, the Youth Black History Reality Show provides rich history and contributions to the world from a contingency of African-American achievers.
Youth from local churches, sororities and the community as well will adapt scenarios featuring such standouts as Dr. Patricia Bath, Dr. Maya Angelou, James Weldon Johnson, Osceola McCarty, Gordon Parks, Shirley Chisholm, Barack Obama, et. al.
Last year was a banner year, and so, the 11th annual staging has been set for Feb. 16, 4 p.m., at the African American Cultural Society, 4422 U.S. 1 North, Palm Coast.
The show is the most informative youth program in Palm Coast, affording the opportunity of learning about the rich heritage of African-Americans. It is free, but donations are encouraged to sponsor the annual scholarship awards for upcoming high school graduates having met the requirement of a 3.0, or above grade-point average.
It is the unique brand of the African American Cultural Society, chaired by Jeanette Wheeler of the Youth Black History Reality Committee. So save the date for this entertaining, educational event.
11 years and counting
Over 11 years ago, a seed was planted in the mind of Mrs. Wheeler to involve youth in an active way of increasing their knowledge of African-American history and its contribution to the world.
Mrs. Wheeler nourished the seed of thought and enriched the idea through involving others to bring the idea to fruition – a reality for all to learn and enjoy.
As a result of this venue, the African American Cultural Society’s Youth Black History Reality Show will now celebrate 11 years of active, educational learning, involving youth through cooperative parent, community, and organizational support. The Youth Black History Reality Committee implemented a scholarship program in 2010, to further support the post-secondary, educational goals of participating youth.
Film explores life In South Africa
“Nothing But The Truth’’ is beyond the talking point of Black Studies Chairman Robert Brooks.
The film will be featured Feb. 13, 2 p.m., at the African American Cultural Society, 4422 U.S. 1 North, Palm Coast.
The 78-minute show – in English and French subtitles – is based on the award-winning, long-running play by director/actor John Kani. It will explore the complex dynamic between those who risked their lives to remain in South Africa for ending apartheid, and those who lived in exile for bringing attention to the cause.
A suburb of Johannesburg, New Brighton librarian Sipho Makhaya prepared for the return of his brother’s ashes. His brother had gained a reputation as a hero of the anti-apartheid movement while Sipho spent most of his life on the front lines.
From a series of presentations, the movie will be shown cost-free.
Food giveaway Saturday at First Church
The Women’s Missionary Society of First Church – the Rev. Gillard S. Glover, Pastor – has scheduled the monthly food giveaway for Feb. 8, 1-3 p.m., at 91 Old Kings Road North, Palm Coast. For more information, call 386-446-5759.
As always, remember our prayers for the sick, afflicted and bereaved.
Birthday wishes to: Margaret Young, Feb. 7; Randolph Greene, Feb. 9; Lillian Gaddis, Feb. 12.