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Montgomery County announces Black History Celebration rescheduled to February 27th

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – The Black History Celebration planned in collaboration with Montgomery County Government, the City of Clarksville, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville Housing Authority, and the Clarksville Hispanic American Family Foundation has been rescheduled from February 20th to Saturday, February 27th due to weather.

The event will take place in Veterans Plaza, located at 350 Pageant Lane from noon to 3:00pm.

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Marsha Blackburn Report: Celebrating HBCU Funding

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Tennessee is the proud home to a number of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

This week, FedEx announced a $5 million dollar grant to HBCUs in Mississippi and Tennessee to celebrate Black History Month.

This investment will support skill-based training, career coaching, financial literacy, and training in other critical life skills.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Black History Month Celebration in Montgomery County set for February 20th

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – On Saturday, February 20th, 2021, the Montgomery County Government along with the City of Clarksville, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville Housing Authority, and Clarksville Hispanic American Family Foundation have joined together to host an educational and fun Black History Special Event from noon to 3:00pm in Veterans Plaza, located at 350 Pageant Lane.

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Give blood to American Red Cross in honor of Black History Month in February

 

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American Red CrossNashville, TN – In honor of Black History Month this February, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors, and especially those who have recovered from COVID-19 Coronavirus, to give blood to honor the legacies of African Americans like Dr. Charles Drew and Dr. Jerome Holland.

Their passion for helping improve the lives of patients in need of lifesaving blood products is carried on through dedicated blood donors, blood drive sponsors, volunteers, and Red Cross employees.

American Red Cross phlebotomist Marquis Lewis visits with Kimberly McCaw while she donates blood. (Jason Miczek, American Red Cross)

American Red Cross phlebotomist Marquis Lewis visits with Kimberly McCaw while she donates blood. (Jason Miczek, American Red Cross)

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Marsha Blackburn Report: Celebrating Black History Month

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Juno Frankie Pierce was an educator and suffragist who spoke at the inaugural convention of the Tennessee League of Women Voters in 1920.

Her words helped pave the way for voter equality, and her teaching encouraged the next generation of female leaders in Tennessee.

Nashville is a proud home to the late Juno Frankie Pierce, and we are honored to remember her legacy and significant contributions during Black History Month.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Custom House Museum features acclaimed Realist Painter Juliette Aristides, Lineup of Black History Month Exhibits in February

 

Customs House Museum & Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – With the new year comes a fresh slate of outstanding exhibitions at the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center. Opening in mid-January is the highly-anticipated reveal of award-winning realist painter Juliette Aristides’ A Life’s Work.

In 2020, the Seattle-based painter focused on the quiet moments of her life. A Life’s Work is a collection of those moments of light and shadows that filled her studio and home.

Audry Deal-McEver: Botanical Extravagance

Audry Deal-McEver: Botanical Extravagance

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President Joe Biden’s Proclamation on National Black History Month, 2021

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – This February, during Black History Month, I call on the American people to honor the history and achievements of Black Americans and to reflect on the centuries of struggle that have brought us to this time of reckoning, redemption, and hope.

We have never fully lived up to the founding principles of this Nation –- that all people are created equal and have the right to be treated equally throughout their lives.  But in the Joe Biden-Kamala Harris Administration, we are committed to fulfilling that promise for all Americans.

United States President Joe Biden.

United States President Joe Biden.

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Leading Through Black Excellence by APSU: Dannelle Whiteside

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Like many of us, Austin Peay State University (APSU) Interim President Dannelle Whiteside probably started off 2020 reflecting over the previous year, planning vacations, and setting goals for the New Year.

In the months to come, the world would shut down, the University would transition to remote work and shift students to online course delivery.

Austin Peay State University Interim President Dannelle Whiteside. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University Interim President Dannelle Whiteside. (APSU)

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First Lady Melania Trump hosts movie night for local students

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – Popcorn in hand, students from Cornerstone Schools of Washington, D.C., joined First Lady Melania Trump at the White House Family Theater to watch an inspirational film.
 
“We celebrated Black History Month at the White House last week watching the movie ‘Hidden Figures.’ It was fantastic to host Cornerstone Schools and reflect on many important moments in history,” the First Lady wrote on Twitter.  

First Lady Melania Trump joins faculty members and students from Cornerstone Schools of Washington, D.C., in the White House Family Theater. (White House)

First Lady Melania Trump joins faculty members and students from Cornerstone Schools of Washington, D.C., in the White House Family Theater. (White House)

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Cumberland Winds celebrates Black History Month at the Roxy Regional Theatre on February 23rd

 

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – The sounds of West Africa will fill the hall of Clarksville’s oldest professional theatre, the Roxy Regional Theatre, for one afternoon this month.

The Cumberland Winds celebrates Black History Month with a special concert in the intimate setting of the Roxy Regional Theatre on Sunday, February 23rd, 2020 at 2:00pm.

Organized by Yvonne Kendall and Mike Ritter, this narrated performance of instruments, song and dance will travel through time from West Africa to the Americas — North America, South America and the Caribbean — celebrating the musical influence of African culture in the New World.

Celebrate Black History Month with the Cumberland Winds at the Roxy Regional Theatre on Sunday, February 23rd.

Celebrate Black History Month with the Cumberland Winds at the Roxy Regional Theatre on Sunday, February 23rd.

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