Alberta Lee and Dianne Brown.
Alberta Lee and Dianne Brown.

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LaurelHurst residents recognizes Black History Month with celebration

Published 4:04pm Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Laurel Hurst residents recognized Black History Month with a celebration of music, food and trivia.

The music was provided by sisters Alberta Lee and LaurelHurst employee Dianne Brown. The ladies sang “We Shall Overcome,” “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” “Lift Every Voice and Sing” and “My Country Tis of Thee.”

Allan Taylor and Jean Gregonis.
Allan Taylor and Jean Gregonis.
Betty Waldowski and Fred McKaig.
Betty Waldowski and Fred McKaig.

 

Selected portions were read from Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech.  Later residents enjoyed pinto beans and cornbread while answering trivia questions about black history. One resident said he was disappointed only because the music didn’t last longer.

– article submitted åby Jennifer Thompson

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