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Monday, March 20, 2023

Ocala to celebrate Black History Month with ‘African American Contributions’ event on February 6

The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department will host a new program in honor of Black History Month on Monday, February 6, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mary Sue Rich Community Center at Reed Place.

Black History Month is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of African Americans while reflecting on their contributions throughout Marion County and the United States.

The upcoming event, “African American Contributions,” will focus on recognizing African American women in history. In addition, there will be music, spoken word, dance performances, and a presentation by keynote speaker Mr. Darren Williams from Duval County Public Schools.

No registration is required, and the event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served to attendees.

The Mary Sue Rich Community Center at Reed Place is located at 1821 NW 21st Avenue in Ocala.

For more information, visit the Ocala Recreation and Parks Department’s website or call 352-368-5517.