Black History Month Event

You are invited to come out to a Fabulous evening of Art & Gospel celebrating Black History Month in York, Pa. The evening will feature a variety of artwork by several of York’s prominent Black artist including Mr. Jesse Manning longtime Yorker and a painter of York iconic art for many decades, Ms. Ophelia Chambliss one of York’s most prolific artist. Ms. Chambliss’s murals grace many of York’s wall and open spaces, Mr. Milton “BT” Ritter who recently moved to Harrisburg has painted some of the Giants of the Music world, Mrs. Joyce Breeland Martin another lifelong Yorker who has recently moved to Harrisburg Joyce paints many abstract paintings and uses various mediums which intensifies her pieces., Mr. Kerry Kirkland a lifelong Yorker who began painting seriously in his later years, and Mr. Norman Webster Brown a 95 year old Yorker who has been painting for over 60 years. Mr. Brown also does carvings and plays a mean guitar. The evening will also feature a retrospective on Old Time Gospel Songs meaningful to the Black community. Performing will be the newly reorganized York High Gospel Choir under the direction of Ms. Britney Brooks, Mrs. Cecelia Harris one of York’s singing Angels fron the New Covenant Community Church, Mrs. Judy Ritter Dickson a York City Councilwoman and a singing member of the Fairview Full Gospel. Missionary Baptist Church, and also featuring York’s Sensational Men on a Mission Gospel singing group. It will be an evening to remember. This event is presentated free of charge by the York African American Historical Preservation Society and will be held at the Crispus Attucks Association 604 South Duke Street on Thursday February 16, starting at 4:30 pm and goes until 8:30 pm. All are welcome.


Author: jkirk

Founder and Chief Researcher for the York African American Historical Preservation Society