Savannah State Announces 2010 Black Heritage Festival

The 2010 Savannah Black Heritage Festival will explore Our Journey From a Glorious Past Feb. 6-21. The festival is presented by The City of Savannah and Savannah State University, and all events and activities are free of admission and open to the public.

Each year, the festival presents activities for every age and interest. Cultural education and exposure to the performing and visual arts, as well as ethnic cuisine, crafts, fun and family are emphasized throughout the celebration. Great music of every genre, dance performances, national recording artists, local youth talent showcases, historic tours, visual art exhibitions by internationally acclaimed and local artists and sculptors, lectures, spoken word and dramatic productions are all included on the schedule. In addition, educational opportunities are provided through a Health and Wellness Fair, culinary arts activities and youth programs.

Grand Festival Day, a family-fun day of top entertainment, is one of the highlights of the festival and will be held at the Savannah Civic Center on Feb. 20 from 11a.m. until 9 p.m. In addition to the variety of activities and performances, food and retail vendors are also on hand with a wide variety of cuisine, goods and services.

The 2010 festival will be the 11th one produced by Savannah State University and the 21st sponsored by the city. For more information, call (912) 351-6320 or visit www.savannahblackheritagefestival. com.

Established in 1890, Savannah State University is on the move to become the best value-added university in the nation.

The university’s approximately 3,800 students are enrolled in 23 undergraduate degree majors and five graduate programs in three colleges: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Business Administration and Sciences and Technology.

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