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Marketing and Communications - January 31, 2017

The city’s Police, Fire, Human Relations and Recreation and Parks departments will hold events during February to mark Black History Month.

On Sunday, Feb. 19, the Police and Fire departments will honor select retirees, and Recreation and Parks will recognize the winners of its Black History Month coloring and essay contests, during the 4th annual Public Safety Black History Month Celebration. The celebration will be held at 3 p.m. at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, 4129 Northampton Drive, Winston-Salem. The public is invited.

During the program, the Police Department will honor Rose Jones, a retired police evidence specialist. The Fire Department will honor retired Captain Willie Carter and retired Engineer Robert Grier, who were among the first eight black firefighters hired by the department in 1951.

On Saturday, Feb. 25, the Human Relations Department will hold its 5th annual Black History Month Showcase of Song at 12:30 p.m. in the James A. Gray Auditorium of the Old Salem Visitor’s Center, 900 Old Salem Road.

The event will include secular and non-secular musical performances (vocal and instrumental) that illustrate the link between the African culture and modern-day African-American culture. The program will include drumming, choirs, poetry, dance and more.

For more information call CityLink 311.

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