New Hope Celebrates Black History Month

Post date: Mar 7, 2010 4:32:51 AM

Each year during the month of February, New Hope United Methodist Church celebrates Black History Month. This year, the children, youth, and adult members provided facts on influential African American leaders including Dr. Martin Luther King, lesser-known African Americans such as Nat Love – an African American cowboy, and local African American leaders such as our very own Vonta Leach – a Rowland Native, NFL player, and church and community supporter.

Some of the highlights of this year's celebration included the recitation of Dr. Maya Angelou's famous poem 'Still I Rise' by Miss Briana Grice, the performance of a traditional African dance by Mrs. Edith Washington, and the presence of many of New Hope's members dressed in their African attire.

To see pictures taken during this year's Black History Month, click here.