Black History Month Activities and Programs
Join the Lucy F. Simms Continuing Education Center as we celebrate Black History Month in Harrisonburg throughout February. For additional information on all of the below programs feel free to call 540-437-9213 or contact Stephanie Howard at Stephanie.Howard@harrisonburgva.gov.
Remembering Black Baseball in Virginia
Instructor: Darrell J. Howard
A reunion of the league's players from the Shenandoah Valley and beyond with guest speaker Darrell J. Howard, author of "Sunday Coming" Black Baseball in Virginia. This free program will take place in the Simms Center Auditorium on February 8 from 2:00pm-4:00pm.
"Send Judah First: The Erased Life of an Enslaved Soul"
Instructor: Brian Johnson
Mr. Brian Johnson will discuss writing his book and share his research and experiences. This free program will take place in the Simms Center Auditorium on February 15 from 2:00pm-4:00pm.
The Genesis Project with Jeff Taylor and the SVBHP
Instructor: Jeff Taylor
There are thousands of souls buried in forgotten cemeteries all over the Shenandoah Valley. The recent discovery of a burial ground in Warren County and the work to recover others will be discussed. This free program will take place in the Simms Center Conference Room on February 22 from 2:00pm-4:00pm.