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Posted on: February 6, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Town of Babylon to Host 26th Annual Black History Month Celebration


Babylon Town Supervisor Rich Schaffer has announced that the Department of Human Services will be hosting their 26th Annual Black History Month Celebration on Saturday, February 22nd, 11:00 AM, at Amityville Memorial High School. This year’s event, with the theme of “Civil Rights in America,” is primed to be the most eventful celebration yet, with musical performances and a marketplace featuring local vendors.

At the ceremony, the Town will honor community members for their contributions to our area, including Reynolds Hawkins of Amityville Memorial High School, Volunteer Coordinator Deborah Payton-Jones, Educator Dr. Pamela Robinson Allen, Dr. Eliza Townsend and the Amityville Memorial High School Interact Club. Rev. Sister Minister Seretta C. McKnight, Associate Minister of the Union Baptist Church, will serve as the event’s Mistress of Ceremonies and the keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Jermaine Archer, Assistant Professor of American Studies at SUNY Old Westbury. There will also be performances from the Amityville High School Jazz Band, AJ Spence, Brandon Daniels, the North Amityville Senior Center Choir and The Sanaa Movement. There will also be a vendor marketplace.

Amityville Memorial High School is located at 250 Merrick Road in Amityville. For more information, please call the Town of Babylon’s Department of Human Services at (631) 422-7642.

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