2012 Savannah Black Heritage Festival Presents Honorees


Dr. Otis Johnson
Dr. Otis Johnson

Friday Feb 3, 7:30 p.m.

The Savannah Black Heritage Festival presents the Ballethnic Dance Company.

The 2012 Black Heritage Festival Honorees, Dr. Otis Johnson, Dr. Walter O. Evans, and posthumously John Saxon Pierce and Janie Fowles, will be presented prior to the performance. Savannah Civic Center, Johnny Mercer Theater (Seating is limited; free general admission ticket required. Unclaimed seats will be given to waiting patrons 10 minutes

Dr. Walter O. Evans
Dr. Walter O. Evans
prior to curtain call). For ticket distribution information, visit www.savannahblackheritagefestival.com , or call 912-358-4309.

Sunday Feb. 5, 3-5 p.m.

Opening Reception and Visual Arts Exhibition for “Journeys, Passages and Transitions. “ Works displayed by women of the National Alliance of Artists from Historical Black Colleges and Universities. Presented by The Savannah Black Heritage Festival and the King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation/Beach Institute. Artists are from Winston Salem University,

John Saxon Pierce
John Saxon Pierce
Prairie View A & M University, Southern University at New Orleans, Alabama State University, Mississippi Valley State University, North Carolina Central University, Dillard University, Xavier University of LA, North Carolina A&T State University and Savannah State University. The Exhibition will be on display until March 5th . For information and to arrange group tours, call 912-234-8000 Beach Institute African- American Cultural Center, 502 E. Harris St.

Janie Fowles[/caption] bold”>Friday, Feb. 10, 6.35 p.m.

Y.E.S. Youth Entertainment Showcase includes a “capella, mime, rap and song in an extraordinary evening of brilliant sound and movement.

Presented in part by the Savannah State University Foundation, celebrating its 40th anniversary.

Youth desiring to participate should go to www.savannahblackheritagefestival.com for information and submission guidelines, or call Patricia Harris, 912-354-6944; or Ricky Temple Jr., 912-596- 8343. King Frazier Complex, the Savannah Ballroom at Savannah State.



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