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MANSFIELD -- G. Tate and Associates Community Service plans to acknowledge and celebrate Black History Month with two specific events.

The book discussion group is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 4, and will take place at the Ocie Hill Neighborhood Center from 6 to 8 p.m. The group will discuss the book “The Mis-Education of the Negro” by Carter G. Woodson. The group will share perspectives and commentary about selected aspects of the book.

"Our goal is to enlighten one another," Geren Tate said. "We plan to help each other through sharing and discussion to be able to gain a deeper insight into the influence of this historical book on the modern life of African Americans.

"We will meet regularly in the month of February. We will schedule subsequent meetings at the first meeting at consensus of the group. This event is open to everyone. For effective study and discussion, size has been limited to 10 people and we ask everyone to bring their book."

Registration is required. 

The second event is an opportunity for local poets and spoken-word artists to showcase their skills to the community. The African American Poetry Night is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Musical selections will be provided by Maestro Garlan McCruter Sr. Spots for poets have been limited to 10. Poets must register and give an overview of their work. Guests attending must register as well.

Both events are free, but registration is required. 

Individuals are asked to register at this link.

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