Stories tagged with: Black History Month

February 24, 2013 - 7:16pm
1 year 25 weeks ago

Over 200 people gathered together at The Anchor Church on Saturday to watch a gospel concert in honor of Black History Month. The Anchor Church hosted "The Community of Voices" concert which featured nine groups from different local churches throughout Zanesville.

"We are hosting a special for Black History Month, most of the local churches have gathered to celebrate and they're here putting on a concert to celebrate Black History Month," Minister of Music, Jay...

February 24, 2013 - 7:05pm
1 year 25 weeks ago

The 18th annual "Taste of Color" was held at the Zanesville Civic League Community Center on Saturday. Over 100 people gathered together to eat lunch in honor of Black History Month. Residents were able to sample different types of American and ethnic food all while enjoying entertainment from the Jazz Impulse Band and by the Civic League Junior Dance Group.

"The event started 18 years ago for a couple different reasons. One of the reasons was to celebrate Black History...

February 19, 2013 - 7:22pm
1 year 26 weeks ago

More than 20 masks are being loaned to the library  from Zanesville resident, Phyllis Cerney. Some of the masks originate from Nigeria, Ghana, and Rwanda, and are detailed with glass beads, carvings and coins.

"These are African masks that were my sons collection. He used to go to a street fair in Nashville every summer where a vendor was selling African masks, so for a period of six or eight years, he had collected twenty-something African masks," said Cerney.

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February 17, 2013 - 8:38pm
1 year 26 weeks ago

Today, The Putnam Underground Railroad Education Center invited the Hands of Faith Church choir to the historic Woodlawn Avenue house to sing in celebration of Black History Month. The choir performed traditional gospel and spiritual songs.

This was the second event that the PURE Center planned in honor of Black History Month. They hosted the 13th Annual Lincoln Luncheon at Zane State College on Friday.

"We endeavor to educate children and adults as to the part that...

February 25, 2012 - 6:18pm
2 years 25 weeks ago

An organization is celebrating Black History Month through rhythm and sound.

The NAACP hosted "Drumming Unity Day" Saturday afternoon, with musicians and dancers from the Central Ohio Drum Collective. Organizer Martha Mitchell said once she heard the group play, she couldn't resist inviting them to our area.

"I heard this group and I thought they were very inspirational and I wanted to bring something like this to Zanesville, especially for...

February 12, 2012 - 8:53pm
2 years 27 weeks ago

Zanesville is celebrating Black History month...

The Putnam Underground Railroad Educational Center is hosting a series of programs in February to recognize the Y-city's involvement in black history. Chairperson Kathy Brantley said she hopes residents are informed of lesser known facts about African-Americans in Zanesville.

"We would like to place emphasis on our roots on black history and celebrate the role in which the abolitionists played in this area in freeing over...

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