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Submitted by New Beginnings North Shore Church
New Beginnings North Shore Church will host a Black History Month celebration entitled “Black History Makers: Today, Tomorrow, Forever”. The event will be held on Sunday, February 23, 2020 from at 3:30-5:30 p.m. (CT) at New Beginnings, located at 930 Pitner Avenue, Suite #9 in Evanston.
“As you know, history gives us the ability to stop and remember significant past events that have shaped the world in which we live”, said Pastor Karl Adair.
The church will culminate Black History Month 2020 with a celebration honoring local Black History Makers featuring Howie Godfrey, Evanston Township High School (ETHS) student and young musical prodigy, along with Alderman Robin Rue Simmons, Evanston, IL 5th Ward Alderman and lead council for Evanston’s Reparations bill.
The celebration will be a day of UNITY with liturgical dance, spoken word, storytelling, singing and presentations by local community members, historians and civic leaders. This event will reflect, raise awareness and acknowledge the accomplishments and influential experiences of black men, women and youth. Black history is not merely the history of African Americans—it is our history as the American people.
Light refreshments will also be served.
For further information, please contact New Beginnings North Shore Church via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Pastor Karl Adair, Black History Month Celebration Host, at 773-805-0007.