Carson hosts celebration
Black history month festivities
Carson, CA – The City of Carson will be hosting its annual Black history month celebration this Friday, Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. at the Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald Community Center, located at 801 E. Carson St. in Carson. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.
The evening will be an exciting, entertaining, and educational showcase of poetry, music, dancing and more. Local performers and afterschool talent will participate from various parts of the city.
Guests will also have the chance to enjoy unique art depicting the event theme.
As part of Black history month, the City of Carson is excited to commemorate the historical contributions of African Americans across all areas of professionalism including science, literature, and sports.
For more information about these and other events, contact the City of Carson’s Parks and Recreation Department at (310) 847-3570 or visit the city website at ci.carson.ca.us.
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