BREC to celebrate Black History Month with a tribute to Ms. Sadie Roberts-Joseph

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The Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge (BREC) will celebrate Black History Month on Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Independence Park Theatre 7800 Independence Blvd.

The event, held in partnership with Councilwoman Erika L. Green, will be “Celebrating Black History: A Tribute to Ms. Sadie Roberts-Joseph.” According to BREC, the event will include a dance performance by J.K. Haynes Elementary School, a tribute skit by Forest Heights Academy of Excellence, musical performances by both David Sylvester, Jr. and Drum Connection, Greater Beach Grove Baptist Church Hands of Faith Puppeteers and more.

The program seeks to promote artistic expression by celebrating moments of Black History inspired by Baton Rouge. The event will also honor BRNow’s Byron Washington with the Narrative Changers Leadership Award for his work in preserving the culture and history of Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas.

The event is sponsored by State Representative Edmond Jordan, and Candice Dixon of Renee Marie Co. For more information, contact BREC at 225-272-9200 or recreationevents@brec.org or Councilwoman Erika Green’s office at 225-389-4831 or cmalveaux@brla.gov.

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