Black history event to be held Feb. 10

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The Marion County Arts and Humanities Council would like for the community to join them Saturday, Feb. 10, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lebanon United Presbyterian Church. They are planning a cultural program, emphasizing historic accounts of African-Americans and presenting today’s diversity.
Helen McKay will bring her choir from the First Baptist Church in Campbellsville, and Leah Hazelwood will reprise her act from “Hamilton.”
This year, Virgil Covington Jr., a Kentucky Chautauqua presenter, will be the special guest. He will be portraying William Wells Brown and tell the audience about his childhood, his escape and his accomplishments. William Wells Brown was born in the Mount Sterling or Lexington area around 1814 as a slave to Dr. John Young.
There will also be some displays to view after the performances. Mary Crum Spalding, who traveled to Uganda this summer, will bring several pieces of artwork depicting the life of the people she met there. Rose Graves will also have a display of her black history collection. Light refreshments will also be served.