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The 24th Annual Black History Month Celebration Uses Education to Elevate

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Art Norman

The Bolingbrook Black History Month Awareness Club is making history in the western suburb by hosting its 24th annual Black History Program, the oldest in the western suburb. Supported by the City of Bolingbrook and several businesses, The Bolingbrook Black History Month Awareness Club invites you to their celebration program. There will be a college fair, performances, awards, and many more for the entire family to learn about and enjoy.

WHO: The Bolingbrook Black History Month Awareness Club
WHAT: The 24th Annual Black History Month Celebration
WHEN: Saturday, February 12, 2022, from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM
WHERE:   Bolingbrook High School, 65 Raider Way, Bolingbrook, IL 60440

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The “Education is Elevation” theme event will be hosted by Chicago Emmy Award Journalist Art Norman of Chicago NBC 5 News. A college and college Greek fair has been added to the free event. Guests and future college students will have the opportunity to learn more about their options about their education and the historically nine Black fraternities and sororities that make up National Pan-Hellenic Council “Divine-Nine”.

There will be a special appearance by Secretary of State Jesse White, who will receive the 2022 Hall of Fame Award followed by a special performance by the Jesse White Tumblers.

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Cheryl Green, Ph. D.

Continuing with this year’s theme will be special guest speaker Dr. Cheryl Green, Ph.D., President, Governors State University. Black History Advocate and educator Ernest Crim III will enlighten the audience about Black History. The highly anticipated event that has been connecting the community by providing awareness and

understanding of African American Heritage will also include college scholarships that are presented to outstanding high school seniors with performances and more for the entire family.

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Ernest Crim III

The event is sponsored by Valley View District 365U, the Village of Bolingbrook, the Bolingbrook Arts Council, the Fountaindale Public Library, and a host of local businesses. The event is free, open to the public with entertainment. Masks are required to enter the event.

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