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CHURCHES TO OBSERVE BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Three area churches will mark Black History Month, which is observed during February, with special events.

Greater Refuge Temple of Christ, 943 Jefferson Ave., has scheduled a series of events beginning with a talk by Cyprian Nsiegbe of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, during the worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. He will give a general talk on Africa.

At 10:30 a.m. Feb. 11, Arlene Olden, a descendant of Harriet Tubman, will deliver a historical talk on her ancestor.

Violinist Honri Muhammad, director of the Muhammad School of Music, will perform during the 10:30 a.m. service on Feb. 18 in Greater Refuge Temple. Dr. Lloyd J. Brown, a member of Greater Refuge Temple, will give a talk on health in Black America during the 10:30 a.m. service on Feb. 25.

The African-American Heritage Study Club of Lincoln Memorial United Methodist Church, 641 Masten Ave., will host an African-American Read-In from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday. During the event, five previously selected books by black authors will be discussed.

The works include "Codes of Conduct" by Karla Holloway and "Far from the Tree" by Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant. Holloway is the daughter of the late Quida H. Clapp, who was director of language arts for the Buffalo School System. The program will include a tribute to Clapp.

DeBerry is a former Buffalo teacher who worked under Clapp.

The East Aurora Christian Church, 464 Main St., will present its annual "Service of Spirituals" during the Sunday worship service at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 11. It will include both familiar and not-so-well-known African-American melodies. Everyone is welcome.

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