The City of Everett recently concluded its celebration of Black History Month with an event titled “Let the Circle Be Unbroken: Black History Month Celebration” at the Recreation Center. Community members, elected officials and City employees gathered at the Recreation Center for the final program in a series of events throughout February hosted by the City’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Department. The events brought the community together to celebrate Everett’s past and present Black residents, professional athletes who gave back to their communities and those who have made notable contributions to the City’s diverse history.
The event featured spectacular performances from Aashka Dance Company, Mestra Isaura Oliveira, Mestre Deraldo Ferreira (capoeira and Afro-Brazilian music), Dance of New England and Uprising Dance Theatre throughout the evening. The performances were not only entertaining but also gave those in attendance a lesson in the history behind the art. After the performances, attendees were invited to partake in a community meal with plenty of delicious food.
“I’m glad we were able to celebrate Black History Month with our community,” said Mayor Carlo DeMaria. “Thank you to everyone who came together to put together these programs and all who celebrated with us throughout February.”