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Germaine Simpson welcomed all honorees and guests to the Black History program held at St. Mathilda Church on Feb. 26. Honorees recognized inclued Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Fruge, Terry Prince, Judy Young, Philomena Bernard and Damien Papillion. The keynote speaker was the Rev. Caleb Semien of Word Ministries. (Submitted Photo)

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Rev. Caleb Semien

Black History Month celebrated at St. Mathilda Catholic Church

St. Mathilda Catholic Church celebrated Black History Month with a celebration program on Feb. 26.
This year’s theme was, “A Celebration of Black History.”
The program entailed a welcome by Germaine Simpson, a Kwanzaa Tribute by St. Mathilda’s youth group, a musical performance by Tristan Harris, poems recited by Lyn’Zaeyiah Thomas entitled “Hey Black Child” and “These Precious Hands” recited by Keristian Edwards the “I Have a Dream” speech recited by Sincere Common, an interpretive dance by Mallory Thompson, musical selections by St. Ann, Holy Family and St. Mathilda churches’ youth choirs and a keynote address by Pastor Caleb Semien of Word Ministries.
This year’s honorees were Mr. and Mrs. Clifton (Dorothy) Fruge, Terry Prince, Judy Young, Philomena Bernard and Damien Papillion.

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