Black History Month
Franklin Covenant Baptist Church celebrates Black History Month with a series of events starting Sunday.
At 11 a.m. Sunday, Christian comedian Tommy Ingram will appear at the church, 4800 Franklin Covenant Road, Hephzibah.
At 8 a.m. Feb. 12, a book fair sponsored by Hamilton’s Bookstore includes a library card registration drive at the church.
At 11 a.m. Feb. 19, the church presents the program Victory through Praise in Dance and the Arts.
At 11 a.m. Feb. 26, a salute to the one-room schoolhouse includes historical highlights and former students. The events will culminate with a soul food day feast.
Call (706) 592-2959 for more information.
Freedom Fellowship Assembly will show a free screening of the movie Courageous at 5 p.m. Feb. 19 at the church, 2204 Tobacco Road. Refreshments will be served. RSVP by Feb. 12 by calling (706) 798-8438.
Race relations talk
A panel of local leaders will discuss Race Relations: Here and Now in a panel sponsored by Hudson Memorial CME Church and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Observance committee.
The event will be held at 3 p.m. Feb. 18 at the church, 2 Taylor St.
Topics include jobs, affordable housing, civil and human rights, moral values, women’s rights and poverty, among others.
The discussion will be moderated by Chris Thomas of WRDW and includes panelists Ronald Wiggins of T. W. Josey High School; Capt. Scott Peebles of the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office; Judge John Flythe; Solicitor General Charles Evans; Billy Martin, a reformed felon; and Katherine Sweeney of Augusta State University.
Call (706) 724-6715 for more.