Wednesday, February 4, 2009

African American Celebration in Downtown Brooklyn

Brooklyn Friends’ 14th annual African American Celebration will take place on Friday, Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. in the school. This year’s theme, “Crossroads of History: The Improbable Journey,” celebrates the historic election of Barack Obama as our nation’s 44th president. Equally important, the school is paying homage to the legions of community activists and orators that paved the well-worn path that made Obama’s election possible.

In that spirit, the program will focus on words — speeches, stories, songs — that have inspired citizens to create change. The evening begins with a buffet supper in the cafeteria, and continues with a performance in the meeting house.

New this year is a special program for preschool and younger lower school children in the lower gym with artists and a professional storyteller. A guest gospel choir will take part in the performance. Brooklyn Friends School is located at 375 Pearl St., one block from Borough Hall in Downtown Brooklyn, just around the corner from the Marriott Hotel. For more information, visit

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• Location: 375 Pearl Street, Brooklyn, NY

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