Black History Month celebration to feature Grammy-nominated gospel singer

The Genesee District Library recently announced the honorees for the 18th Annual Black History Month Brunch and will feature three-time Grammy-nominated gospel singer Anita Wilson from Chicago.

Every year the Genesee District Library honors people who work to make positive changes in the community. The Award of Excellence will be presented to 1st District County Commissioner Bryant Nolden, 2005 Greater Flint Afro-American Hall of Fame inductee Clifton Turner, and Mott Community College President Beverly Walker-Griffea. The Partner in Progress Award will go to St. Luke N.E.W. Life Center which provides life skills, education and workplace training, empowering women and men to become self-sufficient.

The Black History Month Brunch will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at the Genesys Conference & Banquet Center in Grand Blanc. The brunch is sponsored by Dort Federal Credit Union, Genesee Health System, the Genesee District Library Foundation, Hamilton Community Health Network, The Williams Firm, Sylvia and Roosevelt Keys, WJRT ABC12 and WDZZ 92.7.

Part of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Genesee District Library Summer Reading Challenge for kids and teens.
Tickets for the event are $35 each and can be purchased at the Genesee District Library main headquarters, 4195 W. Pasadena Ave., or online at For more information, call 810-230-9613.

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