Celebrate Black History Month

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A Celebration of African Culture, the 2023 Black History Month kick-off celebration will explore the deep roots of African culture through performances, demonstrations, history displays, and food tastings. This event will also feature information tables and merchant vendors. All ages. FREE

Girl Scouts of all levels will earn a Black History Month fun patch (while supplies last). 

A Celebration of African Culture: 
New Castle County’s 2023 Black History Month Kick-Off Celebration


Saturday, February 4, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Walnut Street Y, 1000 N Walnut Street, Wilmington


11 a.m. - 2 p.m.               

  • Crafts
  • Vendors
  • Demonstrations
  • Performances
  • Food Tastings
  • Historical Display

Performances/ Speakers 

11 a.m.                 Drum Call with Gadangme Delaware

                             Lift Every Voice and Sing The Black National Anthem led by Rita Dee Porter

                             Welcome, County Executive Matthew Meyer

11:30 a.m.            The Bayard School Borchestra

12:00 p.m.            Pieces of a Dream Dance

12:15 p.m.           Miss Juneteenth

12:20 p.m.           Demitrius and Bryce Bullock The Importance of African Culture in American Art

12:30 p.m.            Afrodisiac Dance Troupe - University of Delaware

1:00 p.m.             Baba Hamin EL The Meaning and Value of African Culture

1:15 p.m.             Harriet Tubman Homeschoolers

1:30 p.m.             Imani Wulff-Cochrane - African Dance

1:45 p.m.            Essence Legacy Performing Arts        

Merchant Vendors

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NCC Libraries
The Walnut Street YMCA Black Achievers
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