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Hundreds Gather For The Black Heritage Festival


The month long celebration of African American history continued Saturday at the civic center with Savannah's Black Heritage Festival.

City officials cut a ribbon to officially welcome the hundreds of gatherers.  News Three's Kim Gusby was one of the emcees at the event. The festival provided activities for kids, entertainment, and a health and wellness fair.

A vendor who's been at every festival said the biggest change he's seen throughout the years is more kids attending.

"There must be that link from the past and this helps us to continue to tell the story of who we have become, who we are, and that would allow these young people to become the best they can be," said Richard Shinhoster.

The 24th annual event also pays tribute to the late Westley Law, a historian, preservationist, civil rights leader and the founder of the Savannah Black Heritage Festival.

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