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Celebrate Black History Month at Weekend Programs

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Wilson County Black History Committee is planning several programs during February in commemoration of Black History Month.

Events include:

Feb. 4: African-Americans in the Military: The Buffalo Soldiers, by Dr. Billy J. Taylor. Feb. 11: A presentation on Ida B. Wells-Barnett and Crusade on African-American Killings with a Rope, by Taylor. Feb. 25: Rosenwald Schools, by Benjamin Nance of the Environment and Conservation for the State of Tennessee, Division of Archeology.

The presentations will begin at noon each week, and a light lunch will be served. All events are sponsored by the Roy Bailey African American History Center and Museum, located at 115 East Main Street, Suite B, in Lebanon.

The museum, which is presented by the Wilson County Black History Committee, is dedicated to showcasing the history and achievements of African American citizens in Wilson County.

The success of the Roy Bailey Museum depends totally on the citizens of Wilson County, said Committee President Mary Harris. We are deeply grateful for the help of the community, and would like to thank each individual, each organization, each church, each foundation and each business for your support.

For more information about the Black History Month events, call the Roy Bailey African American History Center and Museum at 449-2911.

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