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Black History Month Programs

The Media Fellowship House is hosting a special re-enactment of aviator Bessie Coleman in honor of Black History Month on Saturday, February 24 at 2:00 p.m. MFH is excited to have chosen Bessie Coleman who, in 1921, was the first African-American (and Native American) woman to earn a pilot’s license. Although later honored and admired for her achievements, Coleman first had to travel to Europe for training, having no opportunities to learn to fly at home due to racial discrimination.

Back by popular demand from last year’s re-enactment performance of Harriet Tubman, Dr. Daisy Nelson will portray Bessie Coleman this year. Dr. Century is an actress, speaker, author, radio talk show host and educator. She combines all this experience as a re-enactor of many figures from history.

While Bessie Coleman’s short, daring and impressive life can be explained in print, Dr. Century’s spirited performance will add a dimension and understanding of this iconic American figure for an audience of all ages. We encourage families to attend, and suggest this program of about an hour is suited for all but the youngest toddlers.

Following Dr. Century’s presentation, we will have a special opportunity for students. They are invited to briefly share information about heroes they researched while doing Black History Month projects. This is an informal and voluntary part of the program. We conclude with light refreshments for all guests.

The free-of-charge event will begin promptly at 2 p.m. at MFH, 302 S. Jackson Street. In planning this event, we would appreciate if those intending to attend would RSVP to jerry@mediafellowshiphouse.org.

Media Fellowship House continues its mission to explore and promote all areas of racial, social and economic justice, and advance the causes of a diverse community.

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