Leggett Kicks Off African Heritage Month in Silver Spring (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

African Heritage Month Proclamation 2Did you know that Montgomery County is the first in the nation to proclaim the month of September as African Heritage Month?

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett kicks off African Heritage Month in Silver Spring this week. He was accompanied by County Councilmember Roger Berliner at the event that was hosted by the Montgomery County African Affairs Advisory Group.

Leggett also honored Ambassador Amina S. Ali, African Union Ambassador to the United States. Take a look:

Information was also provided at the celebration about other events taking place during September commemorating African Heritage Month.

The events include, but are not limited to:

• Saturday, September 6, 10 p.m. — Miss Guinea North America 2015 – The Fillmore Silver Spring;
• Thursday, September 10, 7 p.m. — Healthy Montgomery Community Discussion with the African American, Caribbean and African Affairs Advisory Groups at the Silver Spring Civic Building;
• Tuesday, September 15 and Wednesday, September 16, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. — ADM III African Business Expo and Awards sponsored by USAID and Western Union at the Silver Spring Civic Building;
• Saturday, September 19, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Teaching African Day. Get resources to read, learn and teach about African life;
• Sunday, September 20, 1 p.m. — Montgomery County Friendship Picnic sponsored by the Office of Human Rights and Office of Community Partnerships at Wheaton Regional Park;
• Friday, September 25, 7 to 9 p.m. — African Poetry Night presented by Tayitu Cultural Center at the Silver Spring Civic Building; and
• Saturday, September 26, noon to 10 p.m. — Pan African Cultural Festival at the Silver Spring Civic Plaza, One Veterans Place.

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