The 2020 Countywide Black History Celebration is a series of events throughout Dorchester County, Maryland highlighting local African American history, culture, art, music and theater.
The theme of this year's Countywide Black History Celebration is "Honoring the Past - Celebrating the Future" which will be explored with the following programs:
• Friday, January 31 - 6 - 8 p.m. - Event Kick-off - Dorchester Center for the Arts, 321 High St, Cambridge - The evening will include speakers, performance art, skits and audience participation opportunities highlighting events from the past and present and closing out the evening with a hands-on community project. Light refreshments will be provided.
Special Keynote Speaker for the kick-off event is Cambridge native Yogananda D. Pittman, Assistant Chief of Police, United States Capitol Police. Assistant Chief Pittman was the first black female promoted to the rank of Captain and the next higher rank of Inspector. She then became the first woman to become a Deputy Chief of Police. As of Oct. 18, 2019, she became the first woman to hold the rank of Assistant Chief of Police. The command structure of the 2,400 member United States Capitol Police consists of the Chief of Police, two Assistant Chiefs of Police and two Deputy Chiefs subordinate to the Assistant Chiefs.
Details on other events to come from the Alpha Genesis Community Development Corporation, Dorchester Center for the Arts, Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce and Harvesting Hope Youth and Family Wellness. Check the Dorchester Banner every week for information on Black History events in Dorchester County.
In addition, please watch for the Countywide Black History Celebration publication in the January 29 edition of the Dorchester Banner and online at www.DorchesterBanner.com under "Special Sections."
Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the January 31 kick-off event, plus advertising space is also available in the Countywide Black History Celebration publication. Email us at Banner@newszap.com for more information.
Jan 31, 2020 at 6:00 PM to Feb 29, 2020 at 11:45 PM