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A New Day
A Historical Event Celebrating Diversity
The program will continue as planned, making adjustments as necessary in light of hurricane Sandy. We pray you and yours are safe and well and look forward to seeing you at the celebration.
6pm, Friday, November 2, 2012
◙ Hors D'oeuvres
◙ Historical Reenactments
◙ Honorary Presentations
Honoring African-American History Makers in Lehigh County & The City of Allentown.
Commemorating the 200th Anniversary of Lehigh County & the 250th Anniversary of the City of Allentown
Proceeds to benefit The Rising Sun Scholarship for outstanding African-American students in Lehigh County.
6pm Opening Ceremonies at The Liberty Bell Museum - 6th & Hamilton St. (Free & Open to All)
◙ Book signing by Ethel Drayton-Craig, Ph. D., Keynote Speaker, Lifestyle Author, & Blogger
◙ A performance of "Lift Every Voice and Sing" by students from schools and Universities throughout Lehigh County, led by Season 4 American Idol Contestant and Allentown Native Ian Holmes
◙ A Tour of the Liberty Bell Museum with Stephanie Burke
◙ A Red, White and Blue Community Balloon Launch honoring community-nominated leaders
Reception of Honor to follow at The Cosmopolitan
22 N. 6th St., Allentown PA 18101, Allentown Pa. 18101 (Ticket Required).
$25 per person - Last date to make reservations: MONDAY, OCTOBER 29TH!
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 610.841.3869 - ADVANCE TICKET PURCHASES ONLY, THANK YOU.
Presented by The Rising Sun Initiative: An initiative designed to honor the contributions of African-American's throughout the Pennsylvania region in commemoration of the 200th Anniversary of Lehigh County and the 250th Anniversary of the City of Allentown. The Initiative takes its name from a poignant line in the Black National Anthem, penned by James Weldon Johnson, which rings out
"Facing the rising sun, of our new day begun, let us march on 'til victory is won."
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