Upcoming Black History Month Events

Upcoming Black History Month Events
February 19
00:00 2015

Heritage Sunday at Union Baptist

Union Baptist Church, 1200 N. Trade St., will hold its annual Heritage Sunday on Feb. 22 in observance of Black History Month.

Worship services will be held at 8:30 a.m. and 11a.m.  An African-American Read-in will be held at 10 a.m. during the Sunday school hour.

Members are invited to read a brief one-minute passage from the works of African-American writers.

Deaconess Delores Mills Scales will be the guest speaker at the 11 a.m. worship service.  Everyone is invited to attend and to dress in ethnic, ole timey, Sunday best or casual attire.

Scales is a native of Winston-Salem.  She was educated in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County public schools and is a graduate of LaMae Beauty College.  She has served as a licensed, practicing cosmetologist for over 50 years.  She is a member of the Winston-Salem Beauticians Chapter No. 2 and serves on the state and national associations.

She received an Associate, Bachelor of Arts, Master’s and Doctoral degrees from the National Institute of Cosmetology.  She has received many honors and awards for her contributions. Scales has been a faithful member of Union Baptist for over 55 years. She is the mother of four children and the wife the late Richard Scales Sr. The church is also calling on individuals to celebrate Black History by participating in the water drive for Africa.  Project Clean Water is a humanitarian effort to provide clean water in African countries.  Persons are asked to purchase water filters, which can eliminate 99.9 percent of all bacteria and can produce up to150 gallons of clean water per day.  A sponsorship will provide a family with clean water for up to 10 years.

The Rev. Dr. Sir Walter Mack Jr. is pastor and teacher.

For more information, call the Union Baptist Church office at 336-724-9305, ext. 222 or visit the website:

Healy Towers program

The Healy Towers Resident Council, 3450 Healy Drive, will present its Black History Finale Program on Friday, Feb. 27 at 5 p.m. Refreshments will be served, and the public is invited. For more information, call Vice President Debra Griffin at 336-765-4827.

August Wilson special

PBS will premire “American Masters — August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand,” nationwide on Friday, Feb.20 at 9 p.m. (check local listings) in honor of the 70th anniversary of Wilson’s birth, 10th anniversary of his death and Black History Month. The special will be available on DVD Feb. 24 from PBS Distribution.

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