Readers are Leaders celebrate Black History Month

Written by: Maryland Powell

PHILIPSBURG – Readers are Leaders Club is hosting its 6th annual Black History Month celebration under the theme: “Embrace Your Race.”

This event will take place Thursday, February 25, from 5:00pm to 7:30pm. All teenagers are invited to come out. It will be a celebration with various high school and university students coming together to showcase their African ancestry and heritage in song, poetry, fashion and dance.

The fashion show will be exhibit costumes from the cultural parade from St. Maarten’s Day 2016, and African wear from Africa Caribbean Heritage Alliance Foundation.

Readers are Leaders is a reading program for teenagers of all secondary schools, organized and supported by the library and Rotary Club of St. Maarten.

Students interested in joining Readers are Leaders can contact the library at: 542-2970 or join its Facebook page at

 Photo Caption: University of St. Martin students: Quon Gordon will be master of ceremony for the annual Readers are Leaders Black History Month celebration


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