Black history celebration slated for Sunday at NHS auditorium

From left, Nannette Smith, Queen Jordan, Gail Haynie and Joe M. Thompson discuss their experiences at historically black colleges and universities 60 years ago during a Northumberland Public Library reception. Photo by Pamela Hagy

A black history celebration, sponsored by the Northumberland Public Library, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 23, at the Northumberland High School auditorium, 201 Academic Lane, Claraville.

For years on a Sunday in February, people packed themselves between the stacks at the Northumberland Public Library to be a part of a community black history celebration. There was singing, recitation, reenactments and dancing on a small part of the carpet opened up by moving the library’s reading tables.

This year, organizers recognized it has grown enough to move to… [to-view-more]