Events 2014



2nd annual Freedom Read-athon

One Mic, One voice

July 18, 2014 | 10 am – 8 pm

In recognition of Nelson Mandela International Day and to mark what would have been Madiba’s 96th birthday, we will hold our second Freedom Read-athon. Ten hours of words for freedom–67 minutes of which will be devoted to words by Nelson Mandela to honor his years as an ardent fighter for human rights. Read your words or the words of others. We invite all who believe in freedom to step up to the mic!



Saturday, July 19 | 10 am – 12 pm
Isabella Gibbons Local History Center

Stuck with a genealogy problem? Come by from 10 am- 12 pm and receive expert advise from a member of the Burke, Brown, Steppe chapter of the Afro-American Genealogy Society.


Children's Summer Film Series

Khumba (2012)
run time 1h 25min

Saturday, July 19, 2014 | 3pm & 5:30 pm
Suggested donation $5.00

Tickets available at the door

A young zebra, born with only half his stripes is rejected by his superstitious herd and blamed for a sudden drought affecting the land. Teaming up with a sassy wildebeest and a flamboyant ostrich, Khumba sets out on a daring mission across the Karoo desert to find the legendary waterhole where the first zebras got their stripes. Along the way he meets a host of colorful characters, but before he can reunite with his herd, Khumba will have to come face to face with a menacing leopard to take part in an epic battle.

Ladies Night with Sizzle

An African Fashion Show and Health Update

Friday, July 25, 2014 | from 6 pm

Featuring Kenechi Fashions and models from Ardor Model and Talent Agency
Keynote: Miranda Trent, Certified Nurse Practitioner

Light refreshments featuring healthy soul food and health information tables. Wear African attire and get a special gift! The event is a collaboration between the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, Martha Jefferson Starr Hill Health Center and the 25th Chihamba Annual African American Cultural Arts Festival.

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