Dunbar Center weekend event postponed because of weather
EAST SPENCER — A weekend event that was originally scheduled to commemorate the Dunbar Center has been postponed because of impending inclement weather, said one event organizer.
The group who organized the event, Renaissance Arts Program, had planned the event during Black History Month as a way to honor the historical building and the people who were impacted by its loss.
The Dunbar Center burned in late December. Fire officials said someone set fire to the Dunbar Center, but no reason was ever determined. The center once operated as a high school and a resource center. It’s been the site of reunions for former Dunbar High School students.
The event was scheduled to take place Saturday from noon until 3 p.m. at Southern City Tabernacle AME Zion Church, South Long Street, but will be held in the spring. Organizers have not settled on a new date for the event.
The Renaissance Arts Program is a grassroots collective initiative recently started by local artists and community organizers. The goal is to expose local African American youth to their culture and heritage through the arts.
Contact reporter Shavonne Walker at 704-797-4253.
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