Our Culture, Our History
Jack McLean to Host Celebration of African Culture
February 13, 2014
In honor of Black History Month, the Jack McLean Community Center will host “Our Culture, Our History” on Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 6-9 p.m. This event is an evening dedicated to the significance of African culture and tradition. It is free and open to the public.
Attendees will enjoy live performances from poets, hip hop artists, African drummers, rhythm and blues musicians, break dancers and more. Educators will discuss the history and origin of different aspects of African and African American culture. Groups from Florida A&M University and Florida State University – including Progressive Black Males and Dream Defenders – will be in attendance to provide information and demonstrations. Additionally, a variety of vendors will be at the event offering natural products.
There will be free food samples and free books for the community. Face painting will also be available for children.
The Jack McLean Community Center, located at 700 Paul Russell Road, is operated and maintained by the City’s Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs Department. For more information, please visit Talgov.com/Parks. You can also stay up-to-date on PRNA offerings by liking the department on Facebook and following @COTParks on Twitter.
James Harden Jr., Jack McLean Community Center, 891-2505; or Lizzy Kelley, Communications Department, 891-8533