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Black Heritage Month 2014

Black Heritage Month LogoCelebrating Civil Rights

The City of Rochester’s Black Heritage Committee in honor of Black Heritage Month will host a month-long program of events to celebrate our nation’s black heritage. This year the committee recognizes the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, and recognizes the July 1964 Riots.

Black Heritage Conference
Saturday, February 1, 9:00 am-2:00 pm
REOC Campus, 161 Chestnut Street, Tickets: $10 general

An Evening of Art & Jazz
Thursday, February 6, 5:30-7:00 pm
City Hall Link Gallery and Atrium
Hosted by David Haygood, Jr., and featuring youth
and adult artists.

Gospel Fridays
12:30-1:00 pm, City Hall Atrium
Friday, 2/14, Immaculate Conception Choir
Friday, 2/21, Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Choir
Friday, 2/28, School of the Arts Choir

Heritage Gospel Concert
Saturday, February 15 6:00-8:00 pm
First Genesis Baptist Church, 292 Hudson Avenue

Black Heritage Story Telling and Book Reading
Wednesday, February 19, 12:00 Noon-2:00 pm
Gantt Community Center, 700 North Street

“The Movement: A Generational
Perspective”... a Play By and For Youth
Thursday, February 20, 2014, 3:00 pm
Ryan Community Center, 530 Webster Avenue

12th Annual Black Heritage Gala
Saturday, February 22, 6:00 pm
Hyatt Regency Hotel, 125 E. Main Street, Rochester
Tickets: $50 per person
Tickets for the Conference and Gala can be purchased from
City Hall, Room 100A beginning January 6,2014.
For more information, call 428-9857 or contact us at


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