Brittany Clark

St. Paul AME Church Wraps up the Black History Month Celebrations

by Brittany Clark on February 29, 2016 at 4:15 am

 St. Paul AME church wrapped up their 14th Annual Black History month long celebration with a musical performance from Jazz Impulse and readings from local authors.

The Putnam Underground Railroad Education Program invited the entire community out to celebrate Black History month with four free events each Sunday in February to enjoy gospel, modern and jazz music while learning the rich history of the African American heritage.

"It is always a blessing to have a community that joins together. You can see how large our audience is in attending the program. It’s wonderful that we can celebrate history as well as enjoy history and really appreciate the compliments and things that those contribute to our society," said Kathy Brantley.

Three local writers, Dr. Anita Jackson, Dennis McIntire and Mary Ann Bucci were invited St. Paul AME church to enjoy the program and showcase their books.

"We will also have an opportunity to for our guest artist, book writers to not only read from their book but, also people can purchase their books. So here we will have book signing after the program," said Brantley.

Brantley said they plan to continue to celebrate Black History and the contributions that African Americans has made in the community as well as around the United States.