Southfield Celebrates Black History Month with virtual poetry show Conversations & Cocktails

February 9, 2021

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Southfield Parks & Recreation Department will host Conversations & Cocktails spoken word and music program as part of the Southfield Celebrates Black History Month 2021 programs on Friday, February 19 on the Southfield Parks & Recreation Department’s Facebook page.

Conversations & Cocktails is a special program acknowledging and celebrating the contributions of African Americans to society and the world with some of metro Detroit’s most notable poets and drummers. Gather at home safely with family and friends, make a cocktail or two, and connect to the Southfield Parks & Recreation Facebook page (@SouthfieldParksandRecreation) at 7:15 p.m. for the show.

Conversations & Cocktails, hosted by Ber-Henda Williams, will feature performances by Rosemarie Wilson a.k.a. One Single Rose™, Nathan “Drizz” Johnson, Dr. Diane Jackson and drummers Nanou Djiapo.

The city of Southfield Parks & Recreation department is presenting ‘Southfield Celebrates Black History Month’ to remember the contributions and celebrate the history of African-Americans. The month-long celebration will include Moonlight Movie Night, a free drive-in movie featuring the 2019 drama Just Mercy on Saturday, February 20 at 7:30 p.m. and the return, virtually, of The Secret Society of Twisted Story Tellers® on Friday, February 26 at 7 p.m. Southfield residents and visitors can enjoy the outdoor Walk Through History display along the walking path on the front lawn of the Southfield Municipal Complex. Walk Through History features influential African Americans throughout Southfield and world history and will be on display February 1 – March 1. Also available throughout the month of February; while supplies last, are Black History Month Activity Bags, sponsored by National Heritage Academies and available for $5 each, containing activity sheets, stickers, themed coloring sheets by Naturally ILLustrated, crayons, a bracelet craft and more.

For more information on ‘Southfield Celebrates Black History Month,’ call (248) 796-4620.