Middlesex Vicinage To Celebrate Black History Month

NEW BRUNSWICK — The Middlesex Vicinage will celebrate Black History Month on Friday, Feb. 22 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the jury assembly room on the first floor of the Middlesex County Courthouse, 56 Paterson St., New Brunswick.

The national theme for Black History Month 2013 is “At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality,” which celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

Assignment Judge Travis L. Francis will give opening remarks. The keynote speaker will be Neal E. Brunson, director of the Afro-American Historical Society Museum in Jersey City. Brunson will focus on the 2013 theme and discuss the impact that these two historic events had on the lives of African-Americans.

The program also will feature a reenactment of the famous “I Have a Dream” speech from the 1963 March on Washington by students from the New Jersey Orators.

The program is sponsored by the Middlesex Vicinage EEO/AA Advisory Committee.

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