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Swedesboro’s Black History Program
February 16 @ 3:00 pm
This mega celebration will cause audience members to “touch, hear, see, and feel history.”
The program will feature the award-winning Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy Jazz Band and Choir. The Jazz Band, under the direction Jamal Dickerson, has won first place at the Atlantic Coast Jazz Festival, Calavade Jazz Festival.
The program will feature the South Jersey Unity Choir, a multi-racial, multi-denominational choir of local singers. They practice at the Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, an Underground Railroad stop in Woolwich Township. Community members are invited to join their rehearsals on Feb. 7 and 13. They will sing negro spirituals that were used as signals on the Underground Railroad.
Also included are portrayals of Harriet Tubman (Millicent Sparks) and Sojourner Truth (Tiffany ThrBak) who will help bring history alive. Swedesboro’s African American History will be highlighted throughout this program.
The historic Mt Zion AME Church will host tours one hour before and after the program (from 2 to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.). Located just four miles from the program site, Mt. Zion was a stop on the famed Underground Railroad.
This event is free, and all are invited.