The Weaver-Bolden Branch of the Tuscaloosa Public Library will host a Black History Celebration to honor and celebrate African Americans and the arts. This vibrant celebration is open to the public and for all ages.

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The exciting free event will be on Saturday, February 10, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. at the Weaver-Bolden Branch and McKenzie Court Community Center at 2522 Lanier Ave, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35401.

According to the Facebook Page for Weaver-Bolden, you will enjoy a “dynamic line up of performers, including local author Kiera Ezell, choirs, dancers, visual art, and more.” The event will be a “vibrant celebration and joyous atmosphere that is sure to sweep you off your feet.”

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