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Celebrating Black History Month - Ken-Gar: Then and Now

Event Type: Special Event
Age Group(s): All Ages
Date: 2/16/2019
Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Time: 2:00 PM
Description:
 One of our local neighborhoods, Ken-Gar, was founded by former slaves in 1892. Over the years, the neighborhood has transformed from a haven for African-Americans to a diverse community of residents from other countries and backgrounds. Local resident, Karen Jackson will share the fascinating history of the struggles and victories of this 125 + year-old community. To complement her stories, Lee's Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church, the oldest church in Ken-Gar, will showcase a performance by some of their members.
Library: Kensington Park    Map