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Celebrate Black History Month with Nell Stokes on Tuesday, February 7, 2017

January 27, 2017

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Contact: Barbara Smith                                                                                         
Special Community Projects Coordinator, City of Albany
bsmith@albanyny.gov
(518) 434-9821


Date: February 1, 2017


WHO: Nell Stokes, a native of Montgomery, Alabama, is a playwright, activist, and singer who has been involved with the Albany black community since arriving in the Capital District in 1963; she is a co-founder of the Black Women’s Association of Albany, creator of the Black American Essay Contest for students, and is now a volunteer with the Wizard’s Wardrobe tutoring program


WHAT: A unique journey through African American history using both the spoken word and traditional black spirituals, covering 500 years of blood, sweat, tears, pain, struggle, triumph, laughter, and joy


WHEN: Tuesday, February 7, from 5 to 7 p.m.


WHERE: The Rotunda of Albany City Hall


Click here to view the event flyer and find out more about our host, Nell Stokes. 


This event is free of charge and open to the public, For more information please call 518-434-9821 or email Barbara Smith