The Church of Scientology is planning to celebrate Black History Month with a series of events in February 2015.
The Church of Scientology has long been a supporter of human rights and making human rights known throughout the world. To do this, the church participates in community events to celebrate important days such as International Human Rights Day, International Day Against Discrimination, International Day of Peace and more. Church members also support the programs United for Human Rights and Youth for Human Rights which work to educate children and young adults throughout the world on what their fundamental human rights are.
The reason behind this is simple. Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard made it clear that human rights must be made a fact, not an idealistic dream, and the church and its members are working toward this goal.
So it is only fitting that the church arrange a series of events for Black History Month to honor a people who have fought tirelessly for their basic rights.
The first week of February 2015, the Nashville Church of Scientology will host an exhibit of the Black Legends of Basketball. The exhibit will include pamphlets, posters and photos from the early years of basketball (1900-1960), featuring the Harlem Globetrotters and the New York Rens.
Then, on February 21st, Memphis journalist Art Gilliam will hold a book signing and talk about his recently published book One America, which chronicles his own experiences growing up in the segregated South.
“We are currently in progress planning more events for that month,” says Corinne Sullivan, president of the church, “we want to honor African American music and other artistic expression, as well as the achievements that have come from this community.”
For more information about the events planned at the church, contact Julie Brinker at 615-687-4600.