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Granby events focus on black history

Lawrence Norman
Submitted to the Sky-Hi News

African American History Month events: “A Change has Come!”

When: Feb. 21-23.

Where: Various locations in Granby

Contact: Lawrence Norman, 970-557-4100

Join the Granby Library, Los Amigos Family Restaurant, the Grand River Assembly of God and the Awareness Center 4 Excellence, in Granby Colorado Feb. 21-23, as we celebrate and share the many contributions of African Americans to American society and culture. The Granby Library will be the setting for a number of enlightening and inspiring exhibits, presentations, documentaries and guest speakers. A celebration of the blues, jazz and hip-hop will be offered at Los Amigos Family Restaurant. The events will culminate at 12:30 p.m., on Sunday, Feb. 23, at the Grand River Assembly of God Church for a soul-stirring gospel celebration of local musicians and keynote speaker Dr. John L. Carter Jr., Ret. Lt. Col., USA. For more information, call 970-557-4100.

Scheduled events:



Friday, Feb. 21

“The Importance of Education,” Granby Library exhibits, documentaries, 1-5 p.m.; African American Quilting display, 5-7 p.m., Granby Library.



Saturday, Feb. 22

– Quilting display and Gee’s Bend documentary, Guest speaker A’Donna L. Richardson, 1-5 p.m. at the Granby Library

– African American Contributions to the Armed Services with guest speakers Mr. Newman Dalton (Ret. Lt. Col., USAF) and Dr. John L. Carter Jr. (Ret. Lt. Col. USA), 5-6 p.m. at the Granby Library

– An evening of Blues, jazz and hip-hop with The Boondiggas and local musicians plus DJ Normski & Da Crew, 8-11:30 p.m., Los Amigos Family Restaurant, Granby

Sunday, Feb. 23

Gospel music by Dave Naples and other local musicians, plus keynote speaker Dr. John L. Carter Jr. “A Change Has Come.” 12:30-1:30 p.m., Grand River Assembly of God Church


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