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Jackson’s African American Historical Figures Brought to Life

Jackson’s African American Historical Figures Brought to Life

Time & Location

Feb 27, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Jackson, 304 E Prospect St, Jackson, MI 49203, USA

About the Event

Second Missionary Baptist Church and YPOP Explorers along with the Jackson County Michigan Historical Society are proud to present, “Jackson’s African American Historical Figures Brought to Life,” in honor of Black History Month. The free public event will be held at Second Missionary Baptist Church, 304 E. Prospect St., from 1:30-3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 27. Light refreshments will be served.

The presentation will focus on the unveiling of church-member Diane Washington’s latest publication, “The Village to Village Traveling Quilt Coloring Book,” which highlights freedom seekers from Jackson’s past and present and on the African American quilt itself. The quilt was produced by Washington and the youth and supporters of her non-profit organization, Young People of Purpose (YPOP).

“Jackson’s African American Historical Figures Brought to Life,” will also include special music and youth presentations, as well as brief presentations by Linda Hass, the historical researcher and consultant for the project, and Maurice Imhoff, president of the Jackson County Michigan Historical Society.

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