Come celebrate the African-American history and heritage in Jessamine County. The whole community is encouraged to be part of this fun, family gala.
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Refreshments provided by the Jessamine County Judge Executive's Office
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Community resource tables and presentations by local organizations
1:00 pm to 1:45 pm Performance by The Imani Dance and Drum Company
Under the direction of Harlina Churn- Diallo, the Imani Dance & Drum Company is a high-energy, educational, audience-friendly group. They will share African drumming, singing, dancing and cultural knowledge. Participants will have the chance to play African instruments, dance and sing along with the performers.
2:00 pm to 2:45 pm The Ron Spriggs Exhibit of the Tuskegee Airmen
Ron Spriggs is an oral historian, lecturer, speaker and curator of Tuskegee Airmen, whose intention is to illuminate these unsung "Gladiators of the Skies". Mr. Spriggs believes that Tuskegee Airmen are not just black history, Tuskegee Airmen are American history. He also posits that history untold - is history lost. This is why since 2002 Ron has worked tirelessly as a “Voice of the Tuskegee Airmen”, to disseminate their history and legacy.