Black history celebration today


First Posted: 2/19/2009

Today, the Surry Arts Council is hosting its 19th annual Black History Month Celebration at the Andy Griffith Playhouse at 7 p.m.
The free event will be hosted by Leon Shuff and will feature gospel groups from across the region including the Gospel Spirits of Walnut Cove and the Gospel Truths of Winston-Salem. There will also be participants from the Surry County Chapter of the NAACP. The groups will range from instrumental to gospel musicians lead the annual celebration of African American heritage.
The Surry Arts Council has been doing this for a number of years, and its good for (all). Its something that everyone will enjoy, said Faye Carter, the president of Surry County branch of the NAACP, who is helping to organize the event.
She said other performances will include a dramatization of the Rosa Parks bus sit-in by participants of the NAACP and an instrumental performance of When the Saints Come Marching In by two Patrick County, Va., students. There will also be a storyteller telling an African-American folktale and an African dance and poetry recitation.
For more information about the event, which is sponsored in part by a grant from the Grassroots program of the N.C. Arts Council, call the Surry Arts Council at 786-7998.

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