Forest Hill Church, Presbyterian’s 11th Annual Black History Month Celebration
The Black History Education Committee of Forest Hill Church is happy to announce our 2023 theme: Reparations vs. Jubilee. During the month of February, the Black History Education Committee will lead the church in exploring this theme through a variety of interactive, open-to-the-public weekly activities.
Forest Hill Church, Presbyterian welcomes the opportunity to learn, grow and fellowship with our neighbors in Cleveland Heights and beyond.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
February 19 (immediately following worship): Teach In and Talk on Reparations vs. Jubilee
What are the differences between reparations and Jubilee? This is the grounding question we will explore at our teach-in and talk. Black-owned Food Trucks will be available onsite, so grab a plate and settle in for a robust discussion!
February 25 at 6:30 PM: Honoring Mother Willie Mae Wright
The Wright Family Singers and Elégie will split the bill to offer a gospel concert on Saturday, February 25th at 6:30 PM. FREE and open to the public.
This event comes with an extra layer of emotion for The Wright Family Singers, as it will be the first family concert since the passing of the family matriarch, Mother Willie-Mae Wright. Mother Wright was the original singer of the family and founded The Wright Family Singers with her 8 children in 1978. 3 of her children Bridgett, Deborah and Eric (the group’s original accompanist) preceded her in death, yet the group continues on with her remaining living children and their children.
February 26 at 4:00 PM: Live Ancestral Listening
Join us for a special jazz concert at 4 PM which will feature local jazz musicians Robin Blake, Joshua Stone, Malika Turner, Kenesha Terrell and many others. This event will be followed by an open forum discussion facilitated by a special guest speaker, giving both participants and patrons the chance to discuss and perform the music. FREE and open to the public.
For more questions or more information, please email Blackhistory@fhcpresb.org.