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“Black History is American History:” African Heritage Inc to Host Black History Activities


African Heritage Inc. hosts their 20th annual Black History Program on Saturday, Feb. 16 from 2-3:30 p.m. at the UW-Fox Valley Union Room at 1478 Midway Road, Menasha. Admission is free and this year’s theme is, “The state of affairs: What is Black liberation in 2019?”

Although this event happens during Black History Month, African Heritage Inc Vice President Dr. Bola Delano-Oriaran said the organization is always engaged in Black history programs.

“We always want to remind everyone Black history is everyday. We are trying encourage everyone especially those who do not know to get in that mind set. Black history is 365 days a year, and Black history is also American history. It is important that we do not relegate Black history to only February,“ said Delano-Oriaran.

The two well-known keynote speakers are Professor Funmilola Fagbamila, a scholar, activist, artist and a founding member of Black Lives Matter; and ‘Mr. I’m possible’ Keith Brown, known as a world class inspirational speaker and founder of the I’m Possible Institute. Although these are two talented speakers, Delano-Oriaran hopes the is a conversation.

OnFyah, a Milwaukee based drum and dance group, will perform. Attendees can expect to be inspired at this event,“by watching our children perform complicated acts of African drumming. It will be very empowering and encouraging and it will reach your soul,” said Delano-Oriaran.

There is also soul food provided by The Cozzy Corner, a popular restaurant with “world famous chicken and waffles.”

Check out other African Heritage Inc. events during February, including leadership development sessions for hundreds of Black highschool and college students at  https://www.africanheritageinc.org.

FoxValley365 is proud to be the media partner of Aftican Heritage Inc’s Black History Month programs.


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