To commemorate Black History Month, the Parks and Recreation Department, along with Black Voice El Paso, invites the public to a Black History Month Celebration next Saturday
The free, family-friendly event will run from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 1, at the Memorial Senior Center, 1800 Byron. As part of the celebration, keynote speaker Ouisa D. Davis, a well-known local attorney and counselor will address the attendees.
In addition to the guest speakers, the celebration will have informational booths, table displays, musical performances, arts and crafts vendors, games for children, jumping balloons, and food trucks.
The first 100 attendees to the celebration will receive a special “Black History Swag Bag.”
Black El Paso Voice is a group of community leaders who work with local organizations to promote community events for black El Pasoans.
Celebrated every February, Black History Month celebrates the achievements of Africa Americans and recognizes the role of blacks in U.S. history. This year, the National Black History Month theme is African Americans and the Vote.
It marks the sesquicentennial of the Fifteenth Amendment (1870) and the right of black men to vote and is the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment and the apotheosis of the women’s suffrage movement.