Black Fair 2007the first celebration of love, peace and creativity dedicated to the memory of those who died as American slavesis set for May 25 in Rockford.
Event sponsor and Publisher of New Negro Magazine Derrick Williams said the event is all about culture and honoring those ancestors who gave this country 500 years of free labor but never received any recognition.
Black Fair 2007 will include an art fair, book signings, spoken word dramatizations and an evening of food and entertainment. All events are free. Questioned about the recent series of apologies for slavery coming from the states of Virginia, North Carolina and Alabama, Williams said: They are not sufficient. All Americans should unite on May 25 and pay tribute to those whose contributions have been long denied.
The event will be at Clock Tower Convention and Conference Center in Rockford. Those interested in more information about the event can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (847) 689-4406. The organizations Web site is www.newnegromagazine.com.
from the May 23-29, 2007, issue