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Howard 'Roots' celebration set for Feb. 11

The villages of Columbia, African Art Museum of Maryland, Howard County Center of African American Culture and Columbia Association will sponsor an afternoon program, "Roots of Howard County in Celebration of African-American History," from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 11 at Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Road, Columbia.

Admission is free.

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The event, which will commemorate Black History Month, will include a visit to the African Art Museum of Maryland, displays organized by the Howard County Center of African American Culture, children's entries in the Columbia Association's "Images of Freedom" poster contest, a musical performance by Rae Bernard of Harmony of Sol and a panel of speakers that is to include Maggie J. Brown, Herman Charity, C. Vernon Gray, Morgan Rollins, Barbara Russell, Jean Toomer and Diop Wallace.

Light refreshments will be served. Reservations are not needed. There is no snow date.

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Information: 410-730-4744.


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