• Mayra Hernandez

Celebrating Black History Month in District 8

On Saturday, February 29, families and friends came together to celebrate Black History Month at the Logan Heights Library.

The event was filled with vendors, a bouncy house and face painting by Free Spirit the Clown. Guest speaker, Dennis Biddle was a baseball player in a league that would later make history in the world of sports.

Attendees enjoyed delicious soul food while they watched amazing performances by The Church of the Loving God Choir, DJ Charles Egypt and spoken word artist, Gregory McKnight Junior. There was also an ongoing raffle throughout the event where the public had the opportunity to purchase tickets and the proceeds went to a greater cause.

At the event, Council-members Barbary Bry, Monica Montgomery and Vivian Moreno came to support the ongoing efforts that The Friends of the Logan Heights Library provide in the community of district eight.

Council-member Moreno provided The Friends of Logan Heights Library with CPPS funds for a sponsorship that went towards Dennis Biddle's marvelous Negro League exhibition.

The event ended with a wonderful performance by Chazz Ross, a talented performer in percussion and drum circles. Families and friends all came together to create a rhythmic song through Chazz's lead and everyone got to learn a new skill while they shared laughs and smiles.

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