Tubman descendant part of Black History celebration on Friday

Feb. 19, 2013 @ 12:41 AM

The Vance County Arts Council has scheduled a celebration of Black History for Friday, at 6 p.m., at Emrose Gallery, 233 S. Garnett St., Henderson. The theme for this event is “Black History — Our Past Gives Us Strength, the Future Gives Us Hope.”

Dr. David E. Alston, a descendant of Harriet Tubman, will be in attendance, promoting his book, “Son of Another Mother: the Struggle of Being Adopted.”

Musical groups will be on hand. Prizes will be given out for a Black History trivia contest.

Sponsors for this event include: the North Carolina Arts Council; Dr. James and Marion Perry; D.W. Hunt; Mary Cobbs; and Davis-Royster Funeral Service.