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Sandy Springs nonprofits co-host Black History Month event
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February 14, 2014 10:32 AM | 3262 views | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Heritage Sandy Springs and Leadership Sandy Springs will partner to present a community Black History Month program, Struggles to Success: A Film Screening and Discussion, Tuesday at Heritage Sandy Springs.

The film “Westfield: Struggles to Success,” a documentary about the Westfield community near Birmingham, Ala., will be screened. Westfield was once ruled by class, racial segregation and poverty, often separating “the haves from the have nots.”

Following the film, the audience is invited to participate in a discussion on African-American stories in a new South, including Westfield and Sandy Springs – communities both built from the strength of churches, school and family.

The discussion will be led by Kimberly Brigance, Heritage’s director of historic resources and programs, with film commentary provided by Sonja Tonpea, a Sandy Springs resident and the film’s producer.

The program will be held at Heritage Sandy Springs, 6110 Bluestone Road. Admission is free to the public but donations are welcome. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the program beginning at 7 p.m.

Information: (404) 851-9111, ext. 4 or

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