Black History Education
In order to promote better interracial relationships, Forest Hill Presbyterian Church offers a year-round Black History Education program with an active, entertaining, and educational Black History Education Month each February.
Last February’s events, focused on “Black Women of Excellence: I too am America”, included:
Feb. 4 Visit a Black-Owned Restaurant Weekend
We encourage all our members to eat at a Black-owned restaurant or use a Black-owned caterer or deli for their Super-Bowl parties, as an expression of financial justice and to appreciate a positive aspect of African American Culture: hospitality expressed through welcome and good food. See our list of more than 50 Black-owned restaurants, caterers, delis, and takeout places for ideas.
Feb. 11 The Honorable Janine Boyd, State Representative, Ohio District 9
Representative Janine Boyd spoke about what Melissa Harris-Perry in Sister Citizen calls “standing straight in a crooked room”, i.e., living as a Black woman who is claiming her own power.
Feb. 18 Annual Forest Hill Church Gospel Concert
This year’s concert featured music by the professional Black sacred music ensemble “Spiritual Gifts” and poetry by Ali McClain, a local poet and Spoken Word performer.
Feb. 25 Annual Soul Food Luncheon and Book Discussion of Sister Citizen by Melissa Harris-Perry
Our annual soul food potluck featured a lively, facilitated discussion of Sister Citizen–a high-energy conversation about a serious topic, with emphasis on what we can do to help straighten the walls of the crooked room we live in.