The Savannah Black Heritage Festival held Grand Festival Day last Saturday beginning with a Health Fair sponsored by WellCare. The ribbon cutting ceremony was held at 3pm to open the Grand Festival Day activities hosted by Magic Marc. The Annual Youth Talent Extravaganza featuring local youth talent, Young Authors from DEEP Center and the Line Dancing Seniors were a highlight. The headline performance was American Idol’s La “Porsha Renae.
Savannah Black Heritage Festival will continue through February 18th. Events to include:
February 17th: 3-5 p.m. Film Documentary, “In Tune, The Ben Tucker Story.” The story of the life of legendary Jazz Icon and Community Leader Ben Tucker, and the history of Jazz in Savannah. Presented by Friends of Ben, Inc. Hosted by St. John Baptist Church, The Mighty Fortress. 522-28 Hartridge Street. Free admission – all ages.
February 18th: 5:30 p.m. “Still I Rise: The Resilience and Power of Our Story.” Master Storyteller Lillian Grant-Baptiste and the Choir of Historic First African Baptist Church of East Savannah will portray how storytelling, music and folklore have been used as tools of resistance and reconciliation throughout African American history. First African Baptist Church of East Savannah, 402 Treat Ave.
For a complete listing of events throughout the festival visit savannahblackheritagefestival.com