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Monday, February 16, 2009

Black Freedom Fighters and the Underground Railroad on Wednesday

Vii Sanders talking about Black inventors.

Plainfielders will have an opportunity Wednesday evening for an outstanding Black History Month program.

Vii Sanders, formerly of Piscataway and now living in the Columbia, S.C. area, will be in town to present a program on Black Freedom Fighters and the Underground Railroad in the community room of Richmond Towers.

I have known Vii for years as she used to be a regular for Black History programs when I worked for the Plainfield Public Library (and NOT just during Black History Month, thank you!).

One well-remembered program is on Black inventors, for which Vii brings along a vast table of samples, explaining each and giving a thumbnail biography of its inventor as she goes along.

She also gives guided African-American tea ceremonies, another popular talk in her repertoire.

Vii also does guided African-American Tea Ceremonies.

You will not be disappointed if you come out on Wednesday, and if you are responsible for developing programs for your school, club or other organization, you will want to keep Vii's contact information on hand.

African-American Freedom Fighters and the Underground Railroad
Wednesday, February 18
6:00 P.M.
Richmond Towers Community Room
510 East Front Street
-- Dan Damon

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Anonymous said...

Is this really "Black History Month"? You wouldn't know it if you checked for any events on the Plainfield website.

Dan said...

To Anon 12:05 --

Sadly true. The school district has four events at four different schools listed on its website (only four of 13). And the City website doesn't show anything, even an event by the Rec Division.

What's going on?