B.A.R.E. Sponsors Annual Black History Program
By FRAN FARRER
STATESVILLE,NC – B.A.R.E. (Blacks Acknowledging Their Roots of Education) Reflections will host its Annual Black History Program Friday and Sunday February 16th and 18th at the Unity Center (Old Unity High School), 1145 Salisbury Road, Statesville, NC 28677.
The 2018 celebration will highlight Golden classes (50th Year Celebrations – 1968) of historic Black High Schools. For those sharing yearbooks, it is requested that some form of history be provided as well.
With the theme, “The Gospel Train,” Sunday’s celebration will feature a Gospel Program from 2-4pm, with funds benefitting the Unity Alumni Scholarship Fund. The ultimate goal is to have 10 groups preform a minimum of 2 selections reflecting the theme, i.e., “The Gospel Train,” “Come Along My Friend Come Along,” “Swing Down Sweet Chariot and Let Me Ride,” and others.
Doors open at 5pm for networking and review of displays, which will include many yearbooks and other memorabilia.
Founder and facilitator, Burgess Bailey, looks forward to former teachers, students, athletes, choirs and bus drivers to join the great celebration. A contribution of only $20.00 is requested to cover the expense of the event. There will be no ticket sales at the door. For tickets please contact Burgess Bailey at: 704.500.1621.
This celebration also requests the attendance of all former “Rosenwald Schools” students as well: Catawba Rosenwald, Maiden Rosenwald,” and others.
This is an event you don’t want to miss!