The Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society and Why, Yes! Consulting will present “Shore Black History Lives, A Conversation: How we prayed, played and made a way out of no way” on February 10 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Ker Place in Onancock.
Last year’s program, “Downstairs at Ker Place,” was the first in a trilogy of programs the Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society is producing in celebration of Black History month and featured oral interpretations of slave narratives from the Federal Writers Project. This year’s event will highlight Black History in the 20’s and 30’s and in 2018, the series will conclude with the 50’s and 60’s.
“Shore Black History Lives, A Conversation: How we prayed, played and made a way out of no way” will be a fireside chat with a panel of speakers featuring Mrs. Nola Dennis, Mr. Ridgway Dunton, Mrs. Vivian Hack, Mrs. Eunice Morris and Mr. Rudy Nedab. It will be moderated by Mrs. Carla Savage-Wells, Mr. Dennis Custis and Mrs. Decola Johnson. Anetia Finney will be the mistress of ceremonies. The panel will be sharing their memories of education, worship, sports, business, social clubs such as Kensey’s, healthcare and employment on the Shore in the 20’s and 30’s. Guests will enjoy a display of artwork from Jack Johnson, Mama-Girl, Vinnie Bagwell, and Vashti Harrison. Music will be performed by the Sabatino Brothers. The event includes hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Tickets for the event may be purchased at shorehistory.org/ticketsales or call (757) 787-8012.
The ESVHS and Why, Yes! Consulting would like to thank the following sponsors for their support: Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Inc., WESR/Coastal Country, John O. Morris Funeral Home, ESTACI, Matthews Market, Derrick’s Pressure Washing, LLC, Edward Jones/Willie Randall, Kendall’s Kountry Kitchen and Keith Matthews Funeral Home. All proceeds benefit the Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society and their commitment to bringing exciting and quality educational programs to the Shore community.
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