City of Jackson, TN to host Black History Month Celebration at City Hall for the 2nd Year
The City of Jackson will celebrate Black History Month during the month of February this year at City Hall by showcasing visual and performing art from members of the city’s Black community.
"Black History is a crucial part of American history, and I'm honored to celebrate the month by featuring our local artists at City Hall," said Mayor Scott Conger. "A special thanks to the talented artists and community for joining us in commemorating and celebrating Black History Month."
The month-long celebration will open with a proclamation from Mayor Scott Conger, and included the opening of visual art exhibits featuring the works of Chrissy White, Tyah Weddle, Valerie Porter, and Ontoni Reedy.
In addition to the visual exhibits, which will be on display throughout the month of February at City Hall, Black culture will be celebrated in the performing arts as well featuring music, poetry, and dance.
City Hall will be lit with red, yellow, and green lights for the month of February in celebration.
Black History Month Live Performance Schedule (all performances will begin at 4:00 p.m.):
- Friday, February 2: Opening Ceremony / Reading of the Proclamation by Mayor Scott Conger / Keith Davis / Valerie Porter Drum Circle
- Friday, February 9: Poetry Reading by the Griot Collective / Music by Lonita Dickerson
- Friday, February 16: Performance by Valarie Spragins Dance Studio directed by Veronica Sesson / Ebony Taylor
- Friday, February 23: Original Poetry and Music by Ontoni Reedy / Lane College Choir