Health System Hosting Black History Month Exhibit, Celebration At St. Marys Convalescent Center

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: Feb. 19, 2009– In recognition of Black History Month and the accomplishments of African Americans, Southeast Georgia Health System invites the public to a special art exhibit and celebration on Thursday, Feb. 26, at St. Marys Convalescent Center, 805 Dilworth St., St. Marys, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Activities Room.

The evening’s featured performers will be Temple of Truth Theatre of Voices. This group of young people, ranging in age from eight to 13, recites and presents poetry, which reflects both culture and history at festivals, cultural centers, elementary schools, and churches. They have performed at numerous venues including the Ritz Theatre and College of Coastal Georgia in Brunswick, Epworth by the Sea on St. Simons Island, the Apex Museum and Jimi King Gallery in Atlanta, and tributes to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Most recently, the group was awarded first place in the East End Talent Youth Competition of the Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities in Eatonville, Florida. Eatonville is one of the first incorporated African American municipalities, and hometown of writer, folklorist, and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, whose best-known work is the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God.

“Temple of Truth Theatre of Voices' goal is to convey the importance of black history and to meld different cultures and share the beauty of language through the arts. Temple of Truth Theatre of Voices acknowledges the importance of moral and social responsibility to others, the community and elders,” says Dee Lubell, the group’s artistic director. “Temple's mission is to afford the young people an opportunity to develop their confidence, pride in self, an ability to interact positively with others, and to have an appreciation of diverse cultures.”

Both the exhibit and celebration are free of charge and are open to the public. For more information about the celebration or any other Health System events, classes, or seminars, visit the online calendar at www.sghs.com.