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Bergen County to Hold Black History Month Celebration

Event to feature two keynote speakers

The county's annual Black History Month Celebration is scheduled for Thursday at One Bergen Plaza in Hackensack, officials announced. 

The celebration will feature keynote addresses from Clinton Lacey and Arnold Brown. Lacey, a Teaneck native, is a deputy commissioner with the New York City Department of Probation and will speak about the Emancipation Proclamation. 

Brown, a longtime community activist and noted historian, is the co-chair of the Martin Luther King Jr.Monument Committee and the county's African American Advisory Committee. He will address "The March on Washington: A Date with History." 

WABC-TV reporter Anthony Johnson will serve as master of ceremonies. 

The event is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Feb. 21 on the fifth floor of the county administration building in Hackensack. 

Eunice Pruitt February 21, 2013 at 03:47 AM
I Invite all visitors to this event to view my art work displayed on the first floor lobby of the Bergen County Administrative Building in celebration of Black History and the Emancipation.. The exhibit an acrylic commermorating 150 years of emancipation and 20 other acrylics and water colors focusing on African American family life, and scenes from Africa. Zita Pruitt
Eunice Pruitt February 21, 2013 at 03:55 AM
I invite all visitors to this event to view my art work displayed on the first floor lobby of the Bergen County Administration Building in celebration of Black History. The exhibit includes an acrylic focusing on the 150 years of emancipation and 20 acrylics and watercolors depicting African American family life and scenes from Africa

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