Metro Parks hosts Black History Month programs

Metro Parks has two public events scheduled for Black History Month to remember the important contributions and achievements of African Americans throughout this nation’s history.

The Music Department presents a night of music and song at 7 p.m., Saturday, February 10 at the Centennial Black Box Theater in Centennial Park, located at 211 27th Avenue North. The program features Neo-soul/R&B singer Lauren McClinton, accompanied by guitarist Rizzo McCollough, the jazz band Concurrance. Jimmy Otey, a professional drummer, who will speak on the musical heritage and impact of Nashville’s historic Jefferson Street.

Then on Thursday, February 22, the Madison Community Center will present, “Look How Far We Have Come, But Look How Far We Have to Go,” an hour-long program featuring Vincent Horsley as the keynote speaker. Plus, a variety of dance groups, step teams and more will be part of the program at begins at 6 p.m. The Madison Community Center is located at 510 Cumberland Avenue.