FAMU to Close Out Black History Month with Annual Harambee Festival

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Florida A&M University (FAMU) will conclude its celebration of Black History Month with its annual Harambee Festival on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at Tallahassee’s Cascades Park, located at 1001 S. Gadsden St., from 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.

A cultural celebration designed to inspire unity in the community; this year’s festivities will include live entertainment by a variety of local artists and the nationally acclaimed performance group Tallahassee Nights Live.

Attendees will also enjoy African drum and dance performances, spoken word, cultural art displays, eclectic jewelry, African design showcases, international food, presentations from the University’s colleges and schools, and educational classes focused on health, food, and empowerment.

The celebration will kick off with greetings from FAMU President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., and include remarks from County Commissioner Nick Maddox, Mayor Pro Tempore Curtis Richardson, Council on Culture and Arts Director Audra Pittman, Visit Tallahassee Director Kerri Post, and Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce Chair Heidi Otway.

FAMU employees, students, and other Tallahassee community members founded the original Harambee festival in Tallahassee more than 20 years ago. Since it’s resurgence in 2016, the annual festival has drawn thousands of attendees from as far as South Carolina and Miami to celebrate the contributions of African-American culture.

The FAMU Harambee Festival is free to the public.  For more information and a schedule of performances and classes, visit FAMU.edu/Harambee.

 

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