Black History Month Observed
In Cherry Grove Community
by: Bobby McDonald
Members of the Cherry Grove Missionary Baptist Church and members of the community gathered on Saturday, February 11th, in observance of Black History Month, as they celebrated the great accomplishments of African-Americans in the United States. They traced the accomplishments from slavery times until the present, as they selected a number of poems, biographies, and readings to share, as they taught and remembered the advancements through history.
Mistress of Ceremonies for the event was Fannie Berry and Deacon Clayton read the scripture. Deacon Harris led the opening prayer and Doris Counts extended the welcome. Shon Johnson presented the origins of Black History Month and Aliah Johnson read a reading entitled Phenomenal Women. Brittany Abron shared the poem I Rise with those gathered. Music selections were presented, including: Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray, Lift Every Voice and Sing, and If I Had a Hammer.
Highlight of the celebration was a skit entitled This Means War, that featured the older youth of the congregation, as they presented noteable historic African American individuals throughout history and shared the individual accomplishments of each.