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61st Annual Black Culture Celebration in Columbia County | Local Announcements

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Hudson — Operation Unite, New York is proud to celebrate its 61st anniversary in Columbia County with this year’s Hudson Sancofa Black Arts & Cultural Festival & Parade 2022 on August 12, 13 and 14. I think The celebration dates back to his 1960s, when families along Columbia Street gathered with tables, food and music. According to Ed Cross, “Columbia’s Third Street to Front Street families welcomed anyone who came.” The Cross family was one of several who were directly involved in community and youth activism. Other families celebrated include Hughes, Murray, Crank, Cubins, MacLeod, Cunningham, Wise, Fultons, Heath, Williams, Griffins, Pauls, Shiloh Baptist Church, State Street AME Zion.

This weekend’s celebrations will kick off with an opening ceremony on August 12th from 5:30pm to 9:00pm. The night continues with “Open Mic” by Loki his Anthony. Artists are encouraged to sign up early and bring materials highlighted in cultural enlightenment.

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