The Ohio State University at Mansfield will hold several events on campus celebrating Black History Month, including a performance by the ZuZu African Acrobats (featured on the 2019 Super Bowl), poetry, and the annual Soul Food Dinner. More…
African American firefighters in Mansfield visited Prospect Elementary School on Thursday to begin a series of Black History Month activities.
The men, whose service with the Mansfield Fire Department totals more than 100 years, talked with third-graders about their experiences as firefighters.The group included Cournal Canada, the city’s first black firefighter; Andrea Cochran, fire inspector; Link Briggs, firefighter/chaplain; Isaiah Finley and retired firefighter Mark Caldwell. More…
Come Downtown and celebrate Black History this Saturday at the Mansfield/Richland County Library’s Main Library.
A full day of events and food are on tap, beginning at 10:00 AM and ending at 3:30 PM. The day’s schedule includes the following:
10:00 AM: Marketplace opens
Crafts for Kids • Children’s Department, all day
10:00 AM: Tony West & the Imani Dancers
The Roots of African-Inspired Music
10:00 AM: Sweet Potato Pie Contest begins
Download an Entry Form here (with full contest details)
Pies should be dropped off in the Community Room.
11:30 AM-1:30 PM: Soul Food Café, by Café on Main Catering
12:30 PM: Mansfield’s Own Alter Ego