- Posted January 4, 2013 by
After 150 years African Americans now can smell the scent of success !
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor,
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Stone Mountain Village Georgia will host a special 150th Anniversary Celebration and Recognition of the Signing of the Emancipation Proclamation on Saturday, January 5th, 2013 at 10:30 am.
The event will be held downtown in Stone Mountain Village at the Sherman’s Neck Ties Public Art Sculpture and in the 1st Baptist Church outdoor pavilion.
The event will include ceremonial cannon fire as well as speakers and music. Mayor Pat Wheeler will speak and present a proclamation from the City of Stone Mountain to Rev. Timothy Depp, Pastor of Bethsaida Baptist Church.
Other speakers include local historian, Dr. George Coletti, invited guest Hermina Avery Glass - Public Historian Researcher National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Associate Director for the Study of the Civil War at Kennesaw State University and invited guests.
As tribute to the growing opportunities for the people of color today, numerous Black entrepreneurs will be in attendance, headed by Body by Sir, in an attempt to keep others to keep striving and eventually staking their own mark in tomorrow's America.
Tom Livsey, National OurTown News Editor reveals, " There is an enormous and monumental difference between entitlement and opportunity. Entitlement is what is laid in your lap on the front porch. Opportunity is what you have to leave the front porch and go get. No one owes you nothing, so go get your opportunities !"