Gregory-Lincoln celebrates Black History Month with tour, performances

In honor of Black History Month, Gregory-Lincoln Education Center has organized a program that includes a tour of Freedmen’s Town and performances by students. The celebration begins with a walking tour to celebrate their very own Freedmen’s Town. The tour begins at 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28, with the viewing of an art exhibit at the school. After that, everyone will proceed to the red bricks of Freemen Town located on the school campus, where the band will perform.

Next attendees will attend a “Tribute of the Ancestors” liberation celebration led by Doris Ellis, chairperson of the Freedman’s Town Preservation Coalition. At 5:45 p.m. there will be several fine arts performances, including a play about Shirley Chisholm performed in front of the African American Library at the Gregory School. The Gregory-Lincoln choir will perform at Bethel Baptist Park, and dancers will perform at the Mt. Carmel Prayer Garden Labyrinth.

Attendees will be able to walk the cultural history of Freedman’s town by following a map that will be provided. For questions, please email Gregory-Lincoln Magnet Coordinator Cheryl Jones at CJones13@HoustonISD.org.

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