TROY — The Lincoln Community Center (LCC) will offer virtual Black History Month events this year die to the pandemic.
The LCC and the Troy-Miami County Library are collaborating on a video documentary series. The series will take viewers inside the tunnels of the Ohio Underground Connection, which the local historians say date back to 1846 and other sites within the area that date back to the early 1800’s. On Sunday, Feb. 7, the first video link will be provided on the Troy Miami-County Library and Lincoln Community Center’s YouTube and Facebook pages. There will be several more episodes to follow throughout the month.
On Tuesday, Feb. 16, Lincoln Community Center Executive Director Shane K. Carter will narrate an event, taking a look at the lives of early African American residents. He will highlight times and areas in history that have been overlooked or not taught to the next generation; educating and informing residents on the rich history within the local community.
The Lincoln Community Center Afterschool Program will present a review of history through music and arts. On Thursday, Feb. 25 click the link on the center’s website at lcctroy.org and support youth as they journey back through time, highlighting children who contributed to the Civil Rights movement despite their young age. Watch as students reenact as Harriet Tubman makes her way through the forest with a freedom runner, remember playground hand games and the story of Ruby Bridges the 6-year-old who broke the segregation barrier. Move to the beat of The Jackson 5 song “ABC,” as you watch LCC youth interpret with their own moves. “What A Wonderful World” will be the focus of the finale with youth who will accompany with handbells.
The conclusion of Black History Month will be Sunday, Feb. 28 with a slide show presentation of the Black History’s Past — 156 years of educating, uplifting and informing the community. This will be available on the center’s YouTube Channel and Facebook for public viewing.
For more updates and a calendar of events for Lincoln Community Center, visit www.lcctroy.org.