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Black History Convocation at the Lyric to be about passing the torch to future generations


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In celebration of Black History Month, the Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center will host its second annual Black History Convocation on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 10 a.m.
 
The keynote speaker is Andrea James, former Lexington 1st District council member, and the first African-American woman elected to serve on Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council.
 
The convocation is designed and geared to an audience of Lexington youth. Fifth-grade students from Ashland Elementary School and William Wells Brown Elementary School, both in Lexington, as well as sixth graders from Lexington Traditional Magnet School are expected to attend.
 
In addition to James, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray and Hasan Davis, commissioner of Kentucky’s Department for Juvenile Justice, will speak.
 
“The 1st District Council Office is delighted to support the Lyric in celebration of Black History,” Councilman Chris Ford, who serves as a member of the Lyric Board of Directors, said. “The Lyric’s history is worth continually sharing with future generations and the Black History Convocation adds positively in this effort.”
 
The event is free and open to the public.
 
From The Lyric


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