Martinsville, Va– This February, New College Institute (NCI) is proud to present a series of events in celebration of Black History Month. NCI’s goal is to educate and inspire the community by honoring the achievements and contributions of local Black Americans in history.
The month-long celebration will feature a variety of events, all held in the Baldwin Building on Fayette Street, including:
- Month long poster display for The Martinsville 7. Presentation provided in partnership with The Martinsville 7 Initiative.
- Dine and Discover – February 21 at 6pm – Dinner and an educational presentation followed by a showing of the movie “Once Upon a Time: A Village on Fayette.” Presentation provided in partnership with FAHI (Fayette Area Historical initiative).
- Dine and Discover – February 24 at 6pm – Dinner and an educational presentation about the Martinsville 7 entitled, “Pardoned but Not Forgotten.” Presentation provided in partnership with The Martinsville 7 Initiative.
“During Black History Month, we take the opportunity to contemplate the history of the Baldwin Block neighborhood in Martinsville and to educate our community about it,” said Christina Reed, NCI’s Interim Executive Director. “We’re thrilled to bring the community together to learn, grow, and celebrate together.”
All events are free, open to the public for all ages, and are designed to educate, inspire, and bring the local community together. The Dine & Discover events are free to attend but require an RSVP.
For more information on the events and to register, please visit newcollegeinstitute.org.
For more information on FAHI, please visit fahimuseum.org.
For more information on The Martinsville 7 Initiative, please visit martinsville7initiative.org.
Contact: Erica McDaniel, 276-403-5671, email@example.com