JT’s Bourbon Street Grille celebrates Fourth Annual Black History Dinner

From press release

JT’s Bourbon Street Grille will host a special event to commemorate the Fourth Annual Black History Month Dinner at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 26, at 1407 N. Main St., Rockford. This year’s theme is “Uniting and Empowering Our Community.”

This year’s guest speakers will be Illinois State Rep. Chuck Jefferson; Alderwoman Linda McNeely; former Alderman Victory Bell; the director of Booker Washington Community Center, Calvin Squire; and the new Rockford NAACP President Lloyd Johnston.

Rock City Unique Steppers are co-sponsors of this event with Divine Moments Chairwoman Tarina Lister serving as hostess contributing to the decor and collages of portraits that depict: “From the TransAtlantic Voyage to a People of Great Achievements.”

The dinner buffet will be comprised of traditional Southern cuisine staples that have appeared on the tables of generations of African-American homes from pigs’ feet to prime rib, as well as other Southern welfares for a modest cost  of $10 per person. This is a cultural event open to all who have learned to harmonize and appreciate all our wonderful diversity.

From the Feb. 23-March 1, 2011, issue

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