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Topic: Black History Month

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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Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center announces Living History Events

 

Clarksville’s Civil War story meshes with Black History Month

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – A community favorite, Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center, 120 Duncan Street, offers a variety of events.

Festivities are free of charge and diverse, offering something for visitors of all ages looking to have a great time at one of Clarksville’s most treasured historic sites.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library to celebrate African-American History Month

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Public LibraryClarksville, TN – February is African-American History Month, and the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library is celebrating in a variety of ways! There will be special programs all month, intended to educate participants on African-American History. All of the library’s events are completely free of charge.

Have you ever wondered about your ancestry but aren’t sure where to begin your research? The Beginner Genealogy Class this weekend will focus specifically on studying African-American genealogy. All experience levels are welcome to attend on Saturday, February 10th from 10:00-11:00 a.m. The class will be held in the computer lab on the second floor.

Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library

Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan helps open Black History Month

 

Proclamation honors committee, Rev. Jimmy Terry

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan joined community leaders for the opening of Black History Month in Clarksville, and formally proclaimed February as a special time to “celebrate the achievements and contributions made by African Americans to our economic, cultural, spiritual and political development.”

Mayor McMillan commended the Rev. Anderson Grant, chairman, and Pastor Frank Washington for their work with the Clarksville Black History Month Committee, which organized the February 1st Opening Celebration.

Servella Terry (right), widow of the late Rev. Jimmy Terry Sr., joined Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan at the podium to present the Black History Month proclamation.

Servella Terry (right), widow of the late Rev. Jimmy Terry Sr., joined Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan at the podium to present the Black History Month proclamation.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation to hold “Words of Power: The Alex-Zan Story” during Black History Month

 

Black History Month features ‘The Alex-Zan Story’

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – In celebration of Black History Month, Clarksville Parks and Recreation will present “Words of Power: The Alex-Zan Story” at 5:30pm on February 13th, 2018 at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center located at 1190 Cumberland Drive.

The event is free to the public.

“Words of Power: The Alex-Zan Story” to be held at the Wilma Rudolph Event Centeron February 13th

“Words of Power: The Alex-Zan Story” to be held at the Wilma Rudolph Event Centeron February 13th

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City of Clarksville to honor African American Churches Saturday

 

Saturday event will celebrate local congregations

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan has proclaimed Saturday as a day to celebrate the African American Church.

“African American Churches have played a vital role in helping to make the City of Clarksville and communities across our Nation stronger by reaching out to others in need,” Clarksville Mayor McMillan says in the proclamation. “The City of Clarksville joins with all its citizens to celebrate the many contributions African American Churches have made to our City and Country.”

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, right, presented a proclamation honoring Clarksville’s African American Churches to The Rev. Jerry Jerkins and Naomi Jerkins before Thursday’s City Council Executive Session.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, right, presented a proclamation honoring Clarksville’s African American Churches to The Rev. Jerry Jerkins and Naomi Jerkins before Thursday’s City Council Executive Session.

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Clarksville’s Roxy Regional Theatre celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in “The Mountaintop”, February 24th-27th

 

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – During his last night on earth, what thoughts and emotions might have passed through the mind and heart of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? During Black History Month, in honor of the civil rights leader, the Roxy Regional Theatre explores this idea in five public performances of “The Mountaintop”, February 24th – February 27th.

On the evening of April 3rd, 1968, after delivering one of his most memorable speeches, an exhausted Dr. King retired to his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN. In this gripping re-imagination of events occurring in the hours before his assassination, playwright Katori Hall picks up with a fictional depiction of a mysterious stranger who arrives at the motel room with some surprising news, forcing Dr. King to confront his destiny and his legacy to his people.

"The Mountaintop" at the Roxy Regional Theatre stars Phillip Bernard Smith and Mariah Sade Ralph.

“The Mountaintop” at the Roxy Regional Theatre stars Phillip Bernard Smith and Mariah Sade Ralph.

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum February 2016 Exhibits and Activities

 

The Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is located in historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee. Come explore an entire city block featuring large gallery spaces filled with fine art, science and history.

Some of the events in February at the Museum are: Of Stars & Stripes: From the Collection of Dr. John Olson, Celebrating Black History Month and Mergings: A Visual Exploration: The Art of Jennifer Crescuillo.

Celebrating Black History Month -- Cobb School 1915

Celebrating Black History Month — Cobb School 1915

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Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk to take place February 4th, 2016

 

First Thursday Art WalkClarksville, TN – Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk is produced by the Downtown Clarksville Association and is a free, self-guided tour spanning a 5-block radius that combines visual art, live music, engaging events and more in the heart of Downtown Clarksville.

With 10+ venues, bars and businesses participating each month, the First Thursday Art Walk in Clarksville is the ultimate opportunity to savor and support local creative talent.

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

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