PALESTINE, Texas (Feb. 17, 2017) – The City of Palestine, Palestine Police Department, and Palestine ISD will host the second annual Black History Program. The event will take place at 6p.m. on Thursday, February 23 in Palestine High School Auditorium.
Bernadette Capron, Community Liaison with the Palestine Police Department, said the event will be “a fun-filled evening with entertainment and facts.”
“The entertainment will come from people in our local community,” Capron said. “The main speaker for the evening will be our very own pediatrician, Dr. Davida Wardell.”
Black History Month is the brainchild of Charles G. Woodson. He recognized that Black history was left out of standard history textbook and he wanted to change this. In 1926, Black History week was established. Later on, it became Black History Month.
The event is free to the public and everyone is invited. The City of Palestine’s Diversity Committee organized the event. The committee also puts up displays in the main lobby at City Hall.
“We hope that you will come out and have a good time and maybe learn some new things,” Capron said.
For event information, please contact Community Liaison, Bernadette Capron at 903-729-1635 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.