Utica/Oneida County Branch NAACP will celebrate Black History Month 2021 with its annual program hosted by Oneida County History Center Saturday, Feb. 27.
The virtual event will follow the 2021 national theme, “The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity,” which provides a rich tapestry of images for exploring the African American past and present.
The program features a variety of presentations including a speech from Pastor Angela Carter, performances by Jonathan “J Easy” Brooks and Nomadic Voices, and Black History Moments with students from the Mohawk Valley Junior Frontiers and Young Scholars. Members of the NAACP will also share information about their organization and community announcements.
The online celebration takes place at 1 p.m. Saturday and is free. Advanced registration is required and can be completed online at https://www.oneidacountyhistory.org/programs.html. Registrants will receive a link and instruction on how to join the online event after registration is complete. For more information on the national theme, visit https://asalh.org/black-history-themes/.
The Utica/Oneida County Branch NAACP is a Civil Rights advocacy organization. The purpose of the Utica/Oneida County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to improve the political, educational, social and economic status of minority groups; to eliminate racial prejudice; to keep the public aware of the adverse effects of racial discrimination; and to take lawful action to secure its elimination.
For more information call 315-735-3642 or go online to www.oneidacountyhistory.org.