Sorority to celebrate 4 civil rights figures
Published 10:46 am Friday, February 14, 2014
This year’s Afrocentric festival by Delta Sigma Theta will focus on four key figures in the Civil Rights Movement, organizers said.
In conjunction with Black History month, the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will hold the 24th annual A Taste of Africa event, on Sunday.
This year’s theme will be Remembering Our Four M’s: Malcolm, Mandela, Martin and Medgar and will begin at 2 p.m. at Vicksburg City Auditorium.
“The event is held each year to focus awareness on the needs of Africa,” said Jo Ella Wells, the chairman of the committee project.
The cost of the event is $5 and proceeds will fund missions in Africa including Mary Help of the Sick Mission Hospital and construction of water wells.
A Taste of Africa is held as an international awareness and involvement project, which is one of five projects the group sponsors, said Wells. The other four focus on economic development, political awareness, education and physical and mental health, she said.
The event will include entertainment by the Praise Dancers from the Mount Carmel ministries, the Delta Voice Sorority group and the Christian Chapel youth group from Port Gibson, Wells said.
African and American dishes will be offered and include ground nut chicken, African gumbo, collard greens and corn bread, black-eyed peas, sweet potato pie and pickled pigs feet.
For more information, call 601-634-6349 or 601-636-2599.