Black History Month events in February

The Georgetown Cultural Citizen Memorial Association will host several events in Georgetown to help celebrate National Black History Month in February. This year’s theme is The Black Migration—Empowerment to New Social Realities.

Events will kick off with a panel discussion on Black Migration—Georgetown Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow on Feb. 10 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St.

The association will also host tours of the Historic Shotgun House, 801 West St., on Feb. 17 from 2 to 4 p.m. There is no cost to attend the discussion or the tours.

This year’s annual Black History Month Banquet on Feb. 22 will include a presentation by Quincy Dunlap, president and CEO of the Austin Area Urban League.

The 37th annual banquet is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the library. The banquet is open to the public. The suggested donation is $15 per person age 17 and younger, and $25 per person age 18 and older.

For more information, contact Regina Durden at (512) 636-4576 or Paulette Taylor at (512) 630-5273.

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