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3rd Annual Black Heritage Festival: Celebrate change

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By Christian Jennings - bio | email

February 13, 2009

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - This weekend's Black Heritage festival in Thomasville will be a celebration of change, and a time for reflection.

The 3rd annual festival kicks off at 6:30pm Friday the 13th at the Fredrick Douglass Complex right by the Jack Hadley Black History Museum.

Tonight guests will enjoy a performance of A Raisin in the Sun by Thomas University students.

And tomorrow throughout the day there will be food, music, horse rides, museum tours, and a health fair put on by Archbold Memorial Hospital.

The Festival chairman says they have a lot to celebrate this year.

"It's special that it fell on Valentine's. And it is definitely a way for the community to come out, as couples. It's family oriented. Along with that, Obama just became President so we're hoping people will really embrace their culture and be a part of events like this," says Michael Witherspoon.

A Valentine's Ball Saturday night and Gospel Fest on Sunday are more events they say will draw in the crowds. They expect over 1500 people to show up this year. Feedback