Sunday events celebrate Black History Month
Friday, February 21, 2014 10:00 AM
Two events Sunday that celebrate Black History Month are well worth your consideration.
From noon to 4 p.m., The Madison Art Club, 309 W. Main St., will host a public reception to celebrate local and national African American historical personalities, places and buildings.
The galley has hosted these works for the entire month of February.
From 2 to 4:30 p.m. the African Methodist Episcopal Church, 309 E. Fifth St., will host the "Taste of Soul Food & Movie" celebration.
The AME Church is a Historic Madison, Inc. property.
Visitors will experience a sampling of freshly prepared foods representing the black culture.
A movie "Slavery by Another Name" will be shown. The 90-minute documentary challenges a common assumption that slavery ended with the Emancipation Proclamation.
The film tells how even as slavery came to an end in the South in 1865, thousands of blacks were pulled back into forced labor - often with force and brutality.
The film was made with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The event is sponsored by the River's Institute at Hanover College, Historic Madison, Inc. and the Human Relations Commission.