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Windsor-Essex Black History Month Opening Ceremonies Take Place Friday 

Wednesday January 29th, 2020, 9:19pm

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There are over twenty Black History Month events and activities planned for Windsor and Essex County alone in February under the national Black History Month theme of “Canadians of African descent: going forward, guided by the past.”

The first event is the kickoff taking place at the Caribbean Centre this Friday, January 31st at 7pm.

This event will include Artistic performances (poetry, drumming and song) by local artists Teajai Travis, Mbonisi Zikhali, Kionna Wilson, the Cameroonian Association of South-Western Ontario Dance Group, and the Hidaya Diaspora Junior Dance Group, Black history highlights and the official release of the 2020 Windsor-Essex County Black History Month Activity Schedule of local Black heritage and cultural events.

The event is free to the public and is being hosted jointly by the Essex County Black Historical Research Society, the Windsor West Indian Association, and the Amherstburg Freedom Museum. The event is sponsored by Morris Sutton Funeral Home, the University of Windsor Department of History, and the University of Windsor Human Rights Office with support from the City of Windsor Office of Cultural Affairs, and other donors.

The event is free and open to the public.

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