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The West Alabama Multicultural Alliance, District 2 Tuscaloosa City Councilor Raeven Howard and District 2 Tuscaloosa City Board Member Kendra Williams will host the 2nd annual Tuscaloosa Heritage Festival.

The event will last Feb. 21-23 and include major events celebrating Tuscaloosa’s trailblazers and various heritages.

  • Friday, Feb. 22- A Night of Heritage and a Taste of Soul
  • Saturday, Feb. 23- Honoring Our Trailblazers

On Feb. 22 the Tuscaloosa community is invited to celebrate “A Night of Heritage and a Taste of Soul.” The event begins at 6 p.m. at the Tuscaloosa Career and Technology Academy will include performances by the Westlawn Middle School Choir, the Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School Steppers and other local youth organizations. The evening of celebration will conclude with a tasting of various international cuisines.

On Feb. 23, Tuscaloosa residents are invited to honor important individuals in our history at the Honoring Our Trailblazers breakfast. Starting at 10 a.m. at the McDonald Hughes Community Center, the event will feature performances from the Stillman College Concert Choir and the University of Alabama’s Afro-American Gospel Choir. Central High School, Paul W. Bryant High School and Green County High School choirs will also perform.

The program will include guest speakers Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox and the University of Alabama’s Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, G. Christine Taylor. Past and current community leaders will also be honored and awarded the Rev. T.Y. Rogers Jr. Community and Public Service Award during the event

The Tuscaloosa Civil Rights History Task Force, a co-sponsor of the Honoring Our Trailblazers breakfast, will also introduce the Tuscaloosa Civil Rights Trail during this event.

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