Blythewood to honor black history on Feb. 17

BLYTHEWOOD – The Town and residents will take part in the annual Black History Month celebration this Saturday night, Feb. 17 with performances by the Westwood High School Dancers, the Round Top Baptist Church Youth Choir and EboniRamm and Band.

The celebration, which will be emceed by performer EboniRamm, will be held again this year in the Doko Manor, from 1:30 to 4 p.m.

This year’s theme will be Stitching History Together which has been coordinated by the Blythewood Historical Society and will feature an African-American community quilt made from quilt squares brought in by local citizens.

The 5” x 5” squares will contain the name of the person associated with the square as well as a brief history of the piece that might be from a grandfather’s old work shirt, part of an old apron belonging to a grandmother, a piece of an ancestor’s party dress, etc. Anyone with a quilt piece they would like to be included in the community quilt can bring them to the Langford-Nord House (Blythewood Historical Society) through Saturday. The quilt-making will be showcased during the Black History event.

Doko Manor is located at 171 Langford Road, and the Langford-Nord House is located at 100 McNulty St.