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An Annual Celebration of Black History in New Jersey

Welcome To:
The Bertha Clara Heath
African American History Committee
Annual Celebration

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Our Founder and Mentor: The Late Bertha Clara Heath

Welcome to the
Heath Center Black History Committee
Education Site!

A high-quality education is one of the most important things that we can provide children of all ages. Exposure to a variety of historical and timely topics, people, and adventures can all contribute to a fulfilling educational experience.

Join us as we embark on a thrilling and exciting adventure through the archives, the annals and the human lives of those whose stories have shaped Black History in America, as we know it and as we celebrate it.

This web site is a terrific way to access the information you need about our Black History Committee, its efforts and goals, as well as serving as an educational resource.

Whether you're currently a friend of the committee, an attendee of its programs, or a supporter, or just curious about what we have to offer, you're sure to find a wealth of helpful information on this site and through its links.

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Will Commence on 

Tuesday - October 12, 2004 


(In Tatum Park)
Red Hill Road
Middletown, New Jersey 07748

An Entire Week of Educational

and Cultural Programs

Will Be Featured

From October 12 to 16, 2004.
Tuesday, October 12, 2004
Storyteller  Charlotte Alston Blake 
2 Sessions - Grades 1 to 3

9:30-10:30 am & 11am - Noon

Appropriate for grades 1-3

Let My Stories Tell You Who I Am

Drawing on the rich source of stories, songs, games and rhythmic elements within the African and African American oral tradiiton, Ms. Charlotte Blake Alston breathes life into ancient and contemporary tales with shekere, talking drum, kalimba, kora and a mesmerizing voice.  In this electronic age, she does what stories have done for thousands of years: engage the imagination and underscore our human commonalities and life lessons gained from centuries of human encounters. 


Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Black Inventors and Inventions 

Presented By Vi's Service 

2 Shows--Grades 7 to 8

From gadgets that made chores easier to modern day necessities such as blood plasma, fire extinguisher and fountain pen, who were their inventors?  African Americans!  Come see and discover, through a visual display and lecture, who these "unknown" men and women are and what inventions they contributed to America or the world.


Thursday, October 14, 2004

  Buffalo Soldiers 

Presented By The Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club

Grades 4 to 6

Members of the New Jersey Buffalo Soldier Motorcycle Club will tell students stories about the accomplishments of these soldiers during the decades following the Civil War.


Friday, October 15     
Madame C. J. Walker
A Presentation for High School Audiences

St. George Productions will present this inspirational success story of a child of slaves who defied poverty and prejudice by creating her own hair care business and became the first African American self-made millionaire in the US.  The presentation is immediately followed by a Q&A session with the actors and the play's author/ director.

Due to the untimely passing of
Honorable Glenn Cunningham,
Former Mayor of the City of Jersey City, N.J.
On Saturday, October 16, 2004 at 3:00 PM...
The Featured 2004 Keynote Speaker
For the Closing Reception will be:
Mr. Giles R. Wright,
Director of the Afro-American History Program at the
New Jersey State Historical Commission and author
of the book, "Afro-Americans in New Jersey"
About This Year's Keynote Speaker

For More Information, Contact:

Ms. Susan Liu,
Assistant Superintendent of Recreation
Monmouth County Park System
805 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ 07738-1695

Telephone: 732-460-1167

FAX:             732-460-1168

Email: sliu@monmouthcountyparks.com



Thank You For Your Continued Interest and Support.

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The Heath Center Black History Committee
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Post Office Box 663
South Plainfield, New Jersey


Thank You For Your Visitation and Your Support, and For Helping Us to Further The Eternal Dream of the Late Bertha Clara Heath of Middletown, New Jersey.