Savannah Black Heritage Festival Honors Members of School Days

The 2018 Savannah Black Heritage Festival Honorees shown with Festival Chairman, Shirley B. James, Mayor Eddie DeLoach, Alderman Van Johnson, members of Cultural Affairs and Savannah State University staff.
The 2018 Savannah Black Heritage Festival Honorees shown with Festival Chairman, Shirley B. James, Mayor Eddie DeLoach, Alderman Van Johnson, members of Cultural Affairs and Savannah State University staff.
The 29th Annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival opened last Friday, February 2, 2018 with the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company at the Savannah Civic Center.

A reception was held prior to the Dance performance to honor members of the School Days and Education Committee for 17 years of dedicated service. The honorees were Thomasenia

Dawson, Dr. Patricia Harris, Mattie B. Johnson, Barbara Magwood, Dr. Betty Mitchell, Ivy D. Richardson and Julia Sheffield. These honorees developed, designed and executed programs that impacted the lives of more than 60,000 young people in the schools and throughout the community. Savannah Black Heritage Festival’s Grand Festival Day will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at The Savannah Civic Center at 301 Oglethorpe Ave. This event includes an array of family-oriented activities including the Annual Adult & Youth Health Fair at 10 AM and the Grand Festival Day Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at 3:30 PM in the M.L.King, Jr. Arena. The event will end with a star-studded live concert at 7 PM with a headline performance by American Idol’s La’Porsha Renae.

There will also be new $5 All-Day admission fee bracelets sold on Grand Festival Day for everyone ages 16 and older. Savannah State University students will ID will receive free admission.

The Annual Gospel Concert featuring Micah Stampley will be held at Overcoming by Faith Ministries (9700 Middleground Rd.) at 5:30 PM on Sunday, February 11, 2018 with opening performances by the SSU Wesleyan and Anointed Voices choir of GSU.

For a schedule of events visit savannahblackheritagefestival.com

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