Celebrating African American Art and Culture - March 3, 2012
Downtown Swainsboro, Georgia
12 noon-10 pm
African American History Month pays tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with
adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society. The celebration was first held during a week in February 1926 that encompassed the birthdays of both Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, and was expanded to a month in 1976, the nation’s bicentennial. It is only fitting then, that in the year of Emanuel County’s own bicentennial we begin a new era by truly celebrating the contributions of all to the history and culture of America.
SOUL Fest: Celebrating African American Culture Committee is preparing for the March 3, 2011 event. This is the first event of its kind in Emanuel County and we are positive it will pave the way for many more such celebrations. The times of the activities will be from 12 noon until 10 pm. Colorful entertainment with an educational flair will be provided by groups such as the ABATSU African dancers of Augusta, Spirit Drummers from Atlanta, and Praise Dancers from across the region. African American artisans, music, food, dance, and more will also be featured at the festival.
If you have food, art, education, or entertainment, or education that relates to the African American art and culture and would like to participate in the SOUL Fest: Celebrating African American Art and Culturewe would like to hear from you!
The Emanuel Arts Council, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote and sponsor diverse cultural arts in all areas of talent and expression for the betterment and benefit of those in our community and surrounding areas. For more information on these and other events please call 478-237-2592, email: firstname.lastname@example.org , or friend us on Facebook.