Immaculata Catholic School at 721 Burch St. in downtown will enjoy a week-long celebration of the African-American part of its heritage, which will culminate in a fair February 8 that includes hands-on experiences of African-American art, music, food, literature and history.
“Immaculata was an early pioneer in integration, believing in and experiencing the value of diversity,” says Lari Hatley, director of advancement at the school. “Today, ICS enjoys nearly 40 percent diversity and finds itself enriched by it.”
The week wraps up with a daylong fair Fri. Feb. 8. The day kicks off with WTVD broadcaster Tamara Gibbs speaking at morning prayer, followed by the fair, which features African-American crafts, steel drums, limbo dancing, “Wobble” line dance lessons, storytelling by author Ella Williams-Vinson, a Kente café and an international marketplace with items from Exotique and more.
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