Celebrates Black History Month with the Viewing of
OBAMA IN NC - THE PATHWAY TO HISTORY
February 24, 2010 from 7:00PM to 9:30PM at
Victory Faith Center, 805 Highway 13 South, Goldsboro.
The Stop the Funeral Initiative and its Covenant Partners, in recognition of the importance of Black History Month, will host a viewing of Cash Michaels’ powerful film,
“Obama in NC – The Pathway to History”
Produced, written and narrated by veteran award-winning black newspaper journalist Cash Michaels of The Carolinian and Wilmington Journal - both NNPA newspapers - this film not only explores some of the unforgettable events in North Carolina during the 2008 presidential campaign that helped an unknown African-American senator win the White House, but the historic path carved from the post-Reconstruction Jim Crow era of the early 1900’s, through the tumultuous ‘60’s civil rights movement and beyond in North Carolina, that made 2008’s singular moment in time, possible. Cash Michaels will appear in person to present his film, which had its first theater premiere Tuesday, February 16, at the Galaxy Cinema in Cary, N.C.
The Stop the Funeral Initiative is a collaborative effort of Rebuilding Broken Places CDC, The Goldsboro/Wayne Branch-NAACP, and the Wayne County Faith Community that began in April, 2007 after a homicide occured following a funeral in the parking lot of McIntyre’s Funeral Home. These clergy and other concerned citizens have united to be a catalyst for change in Wayne County. We have held several community events to get the word out offering an alternative to drug and gang violence that we might end the unnecessary funerals.
The national 2010 Black History Theme is “The History of Black Economic Empowerment”
The Stop the Funeral Initiative covenant partners know that it is critical for our community to understand our history. We must be educated; we must disassociate ourselves from drugs, gangs, and violent activity which promote incarceration and not economic empowerment.
The public is encouraged to attend. Bring your children, students, church youth groups, all are invited to this event and there is no charge. Seating is limited, so don’t be late. DVD’s of the film will be available a portion of the proceeds going to support the Stop the Funeral Initiative’s work here in Wayne County. Additional information on economic empowerment and opportunities available for our community will be available as well. A preview of the video may be seen at: http://www.youtube.com/
Our prayer is that you are able to join the STOP The Funeral Initiative as we celebrate Black History Month. Additional information may be obtained by contacting:
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, Co-Convener (919) 394-8137
Apostle Walter L. Barbour, Pastor Victory Faith Center (919) 583-0208
Ms. Francine Smith, Program Manager (919) 581-9178 x 104
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A collaborative effort of RBPCDC, Goldsboro/Wayne Branch-NAACP, and the faith community united to be a catalyst for stopping drug and gang violence in Wayne County. Begun in April, 2007 after a homicide following a funeral at McIntyre’s Funeral Home