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Four programs to mark Black History Month in Gloucester

A four-week celebration of black history in Gloucester County is planned for February, according to Dr. Dorothy C. Cooke, an organizer, who is working with the Gloucester Museum of History.

Each Saturday in February will focus on one of four areas of the overall theme, “Celebrating Gloucester’s African American Cultural Diversity in Religion, Education, Business, and the Arts and Sciences.”

An exhibit at the Gloucester Museum of History will be set up during the month and photographs from the February 2014 tea honoring former students of local Rosenwald School will be on display.

The business aspect of the celebration will be in focus at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7, in the colonial courthouse. An overview will be given of African American-owned businesses around the Gloucester Court Circle and in the county, and a walking tour of the circle area will follow.

The religion category will be featured in a program at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14, at Zion Poplars Baptist ...

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