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Black History program features student portrayals

By Steve Herring
Published in News on February 23, 2009 1:46 PM

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Jatianna Peterson, left, Xavier Tart and Vashon Hooper sing "My Country 'Tis of Thee" at Hamilton Funeral Chapel's Black History Month presentation Saturday. The program featured student portrayals of minority leaders who have contributed to American society. With one week left in Black History Month, there are a number of events still scheduled to observe, including Thursday and Friday events sponsored by the STOP the Funeral Initiative and a parade Saturday in Mount Olive, starting at 1 p.m. down Breazeale Avenue.

Students from the county's high schools spoke of and/or portrayed historic African-Americans Saturday afternoon during the second annual Black History Month program at Hamilton Funeral Chapel. "It is always important during Black History Month to increase the awareness of...

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