Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history.

Connecting the Past with our Present

Wednesday, February 12, 2021


Prelude, Warren Newkirk

Welcome / Opening Remarks, Rosalind Bradley

Prayers of the People, Angela Beard

“Soon I Will Be Done” Chantia Battle*

Words from Howard Thurmond, Tiffany Seaford

Historical Moments

Fannie Lou Hamer  –  Past, Emily Viverette

Stacy Abrams – Present, Michelle Nicole

Legacy Gems: Syveria Hauser

If we don’t capture the rich history and stories of others around us, it is like letting pages of a great book burn and not finding any copies to replace the burned pages.

Celebrating: Ms. Elma Hopkins – Cashier, Food & Nutrition Services for over 50 years of service to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Poem “Mother to Son” by Langston Hughes, Rosalind Bradley

Benediction, Angela Beard

Black National Anthem: “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” Chantia Battle*


* Chantia Battle is a member of Willie Mason and Friends Community Choir