Saturday, February 23, 2013
Check out the local offerings of events to celebrate Black History Month in and around the area.
Saturday, February 23
Georgia, and especially the metro Atlanta area, was instrumental in the civil rights movement. In an area full of African-American leaders, pioneers and history-makers, there is an abundance of events during this last week of Black History Month 2013. Below are a few that are worth checking out:
Friday, February 22, 2013
Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy family fun and meet a former student of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
This week's Cobb, Douglas and Paulding Weekend & Community Spotlight features the two-day Black History Month Celebration at the Smyrna Public Library. Enjoy two exciting programs and light refreshments for children, families and adults at the free event sponsored by the City of Smyrna and the Friends of the Smyrna Library. On Saturday, Feb. 23 from 11 a.m.-noon, the library will host a storytelling program for children and families, featuring the Cobb Cluster of the Southern Order of Storytellers, the Kuumba Storytellers, and the youth Tattle Tales group. On Sunday, Feb. 24 from 2-4 p.m., a special program for adults will feature two speakers, Robin Washington Banks and Charles Black. For more information, please call 770-431-2860 or …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Library branches around Cobb County have a number of free events planned for the public.
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Monday, February 4
Cobb County libraries have many exciting and family-friendly events planned around the county in February to celebrate African American History Month. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit cobbcounty.org/library. Editor's note: This was prepared by Cobb County Government.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
The private school in Mableton celebrated Black History Month with an array of guest speakers and activities.
Whitefield Academy celebrated Black History month with field trips, artists’ displays, special chapels, and an array of guest speakers. This year’s program focused on the arts, highlighting the hard work and dedication of musicians, artists, and entertainers who struggled against racism and adversity to share their talent and pave the way of success for future generations. During the month, African American speakers were featured Whitefield’s weekly chapel services. Courtney Brooks, the varsity basketball coach at Benjamin Banneker High School, spoke at the first Black History Month chapel. Brooks recently led the school to its first winning season in four years. He also served as basketball coach at Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy, …
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Culinary creations for Black History Month.
Born and raised in New York, Irish Catholic to boot, soul food was something that I did not discover until I moved south and became a chef at Duke University. Cooking alongside a marvelous group of true Southerners that included grandmothers, fathers and sons and generations of cousins, I learned first hand the true history of soul food. Years later when I was the Executive Chef for the NBA’s Sacramento Kings, my kitchen team and I were often asked to prepare the comforts of home cooking for our great hoop stars. They were a bashful bunch but every now and again they would peek into the kitchen at the Arco Arena, flash a pearly white smile and state “Chef, cook us some food from home.” NBA players are often misunderstood when it comes to …