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The history of our area is steeped in rich African American heritage. So many of our esteemed leaders have left an indelible impact not only on our city, county, and region, but across the globe. From the stinging yoke of slavery to the liberation and empowerment of the Reconstruction Era; from decades of disenfranchisement to the passage of the Voting Rights Act; from oppressive Jim Crowe laws to a proliferation of African American elected officials; our history is black history. We invite you to explore a small slice of Selma and Dallas County’s African American Heritage by visiting these 10 sites:
BIRMINGHAM – The Selma and Dallas County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Information Executive Director, Sheryl Smedley, spent a portion of Friday attending The Partnership’s Annual Meeting in support of three local finalists for statewide business awards. The Partnership, a collaboration between the Business Council of Alabama and the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama, presents awards each year for “Alabama Small Business of the Year” and “Emerging Small Business of the Year.”
Hunting is a time-honored tradition in Selma and Dallas County. In restaurants and barber shops, on church pews and street corners, you can hear the buzz when seasons near. Big stories and tragic tales of the hunt have long been a staple of the rural conversation, but one aspect we often fail to discuss is the tremendous economic impact of the hunting and shooting industries.
Check out some of these fun Holiday Happenings in and around Selma and Dallas County!
Shopping local matters. Read on to see just how much!
Call the library to reserve your spot 334-874-1730
Jan. 23, 30 | Let it Snow
Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27 | Love My Friends
Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27 | St. Patrick's Fun
Apr. 3, 10, 17, 24 | April Showers
New Possibilities Youth Center After School Program
Monday through Thursday
Grades 6,7, & 8
3:30 pm-6:00 pm
Sister Kathy, Director 334-872-2359
Patrick Evans: Coordinator
Registration: Monday, August 15, 2016 3-6pm at 1108 Griffin Avenue
Sponsored by the Edmundite Missions
Selma’s Ward 4
Black History Celebration:
Black Man Heal & Expressions
You Are Invited to Celebrate!
February 27th & 28th - Performing Arts Center
Monday, February 27, 2017
9th Annual Program (5:30 pm)
It’s another celebration of the generations!
Each year has been a continual hit, and each year, at your request, we have to bring some of the acts “Back by Popular Demand,” while making effort to ensure you a new experience for the most part. We will do our best to give you encore performances coupled with new acts and information.
Generation Celebration: Invited expressions participants include Cedar Park Elementary School, Clark Elementary School, Concordia College Selma, R.B. Hudson Middle School, singers, mimes, dancers, poets, artists and dramatists!
Look for a special tribute to African American seniors.
Let's come out and support them!!! Clap for them. Give them a smile.
Pat them on the back.
Say "Job well done" to them!!
Let's use them,
so we don't lose them!!
Refreshments will be served.
Black Man Heal
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
8th Annual Lunchtime Symposium
(9:30 am – 2:30 pm)
This symposium is designed to address the holistic healing needs of African American men and boys--the spiritual, the financial, the physical and the psychological. It is CEU-approved and open to all.
Special Guest Speaker: TBA
Local Guest Panelists: TBA
This symposium benefits our young men at home, school, and in the community!
For more information:
Councilwoman Angela Benjamin 334-349-5389