Taste of Soul Sunday Celebrates Black History

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GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - In celebration of Black History Month the Grand Rapids Public Library is hosting its annual Taste of Soul Sunday celebration this weekend at its main branch down Grand Rapids.

Each year the event offers good food, good fun, and a place to see great performances and lectures by some of the most relevant people in the African American community.

This year's history and author presentations include: Buster Mathis Jr. on Bullying; Developing a Family Plan, Just a Country Girl; and Exploring African American Literature. There will also be musical performances will include Karisa Wilson, Serita's Black Rose, and Greg Peacock. Taste of Soul Sunday is an event for the people of all ages.

It will provide activities, including crafts, for children and teens. They include a performance by storyteller Miz Rosie who will perform as Coretta Scott King, a children's songwriting workshop with Karisa Wilson.

Free food samplings will be provided by local restaurants Chez Olga, Southern Fish Fry and Duthler's Family Foods

Taste of Soul Sunday is an African-American Celebration, but the library encourages those from all cultures to attend.

"You become a community when you understand all the different elements that go into make it together. The library is the perfect place to do that. We have a great committee here who selects the presenters and performers for Taste of Soul Sunday. We work for almost a full year to put this event on and it is the whole year and it is always a big fun event," said Kristen Corrado, Communications Manager for Grand Rapids Public Library.

This is the library's biggest event of the year. The library usually have a little over 2,000 attend through the day. It takes place on February 17, 2013 from 1-4:30 pm at the Main Library located at 111 Library St NE.

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