Black History celebration in Celina

By: Stephanie Brletic Email
By: Stephanie Brletic Email

CELINA, Tex. -- Dozens of people filled First Baptist Church in Celina on Sunday afternoon in part of a Black History celebration.

This annual event has been bringing community members together for the past nine years. The young, old, and everyone in between seemed overjoyed to play a part in the celebration.

People of different races showed their support and pride for the black community by singing, dancing, and praying together.

One young man read Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I Have A Dream" speech, eliciting a thunderous round of applause and praise from the crowd.

Participants also had the opportunity to see pictures and artifacts made by black community members. Event organizer Delois Johnson says it fills her heart with joy to see everyone come together for this celebration.

"I look forward to growth to the abundance where we have to have extra walls to put everyone. I'm praying that hundreds of people will come out in the years to come, Johnson said.

No one at the event was just a member of the audience. Many people spoke or sang for the crowd, and those who didn't showed their joy by singing and dancing at their seat.


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