Mount Vernon Baptist Church Celebrates 2019 Black History Month with a host of family friendly events throughout the month of February.
The following activities are scheduled: WEDNESDAY NIGHTS AT THE MOVIES All movies are FREE ADMISSION and begin at 6:30 pm in the Church sanctuary. A discussion follows each movie. February 6: AND THE CHILDREN SHALL LEAD – A 12-year-old African American girl and her white friends try to ease increasing racial tensions in Mississippi during the early 1960s. Mount Vernon Youth lead a post movie discussion. February 13: WITH ALL DELIBERATE SPEED – Produced by Peter Gilbert and narrated by Emmy Award winner, Jeffrey Wright, this documentary examines the legacy of Brown vs. Board of Education years after May 17, 1954. Dr. Percy Murray, Professor of History, leads a post movie discussion. February 20: LOVING - A romantic drama that tells the true story of Richard and Mildred Loving’s historic legal fight to have their interracial marriage recognized by the state of Virginia during the 1960s. Members of Mount Vernon’s Marriage Ministry lead a post movie discussion. February 27: BELLE – This story is inspired by the true life of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the mixed race daughter of a British Navy Captain and an enslaved African woman, who was raised by her aristocratic great-uncle in 18th century England. Members of Mount Vernon’s Women’s Ministry lead a post movie discussion. SUNDAY MORNING EVENTS February 10, 9:30am: THE BLACK PRESENCE IN THE BIBLE – An illuminating presentation on Black people in the Bible with opportunities for discussion and feedback led by historian Joyce Mitchell-Antoine. February 17, 9:30am: BLACK HISTORY MUSEUM – African Americans who made historically significant contributions to their communities, the nation, and the world come to life in a “museum” with opportunities for observer interaction and conversation. February 24, 10:45am: DR. ROSE BUTLER BROWNE EDUCATION DAY - Guest speaker will be North Carolina Associate Supreme Court Justice Michael Morgan.