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Elmont to Celebrate Black History Month

The Elmont community will be coming together on Saturday, Feb. 6 in the Elmont Memorial Library for the 7th Annual Elmont Online Black History Month Celebration. The event is a celebration in song and word of the great accomplishments and contributions that have been made for the betterment of society and this country.


The 2010 Dr. Carter G. Woodson Award will be given to Elsy Mecklembourg Guibert. The Martin Luther King Award (adult) will be given to Tiria Onwuchekwa Nikenge and Gilliam Martin as well as (youth) Divinity BabbIvana Roman.

The day will start off with a round table discussion at 1 p.m. The topic is “The Obama Presidency and Economic Opportunity and Empowerment.” Festivities will then move to the Elmont Memorial Library Theatre for a ceremony and award presentations. There will be special performances by the Sewanhaka District Chorus, Men of Destiny, the Post Concert Dance Company (PCDC), Elmont Memorial High School students, Gotham Avenue School teacher Terry Lewis, and the Elmont School District Jazz Ensemble.