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Springs Preserve going virtual for Black History Month Festival

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Posted at 12:32 PM, Feb 23, 2021

With public safety and health top of mind, the Springs Preserve is continuing its first-of-a-kind virtual celebration of African-American contributions to local history and culture through the remainder of February.

The 12th Annual Black History Month Festival is being presented free of charge online at springspreserve.org/blackhistory, with content available through Feb. 28.

The virtual festival honors the contributions of African Americans to Southern Nevada’s history and culture with performances by Tymara Walker, City of Refuge Choir, The Lique and more. The event also features arts and crafts, a cooking demonstration with Chef Jeff Henderson and a keynote address by Dr. Naida Parson.

Other highlights include a virtual Historic Black Las Vegas photo exhibit, spoken word by Rell Da Truth and recognition for the 2021 festival honoree Aaron Ford, Nevada’s first African American Attorney General.

In response to Gov. Sisolak’s request that Nevadans stay home to reduce the spread of COVID-19 within the community, the Springs Preserve is closed to members and the public until further notice.

For reopening updates and more information, visit their website.