The Church of Scientology is on an unrelenting drive to forward human rights across the world. Scientology Founder, L. Ron Hubbard made it clear that human rights must be made a fact, not an idealistic dream, and it is with that in mind that the Church inspires people of all backgrounds to stand for what is right.
In keeping with this mission, the Nashville Church of Scientology will be hosting a series of events to celebrate Black History Month.
The first week of February 2015, the Church 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. The exhibit will open with a reception at 2pm on February 1st.
On February 13th, the Church is hosting an event titled “Insight,” which will be an evening of inspiration for African American peoples.
“Ain't I a Woman: A Tribute to African American Women” will take place on February 22, 2015 at 2pm and will celebrate the history and lives of African American women, including Sojourner Truth, Maya Angelou and Nikki Giovanni. Elizabeth (“Lizzie”) Kimbrough will bring to life the legacy of these women through dance, poetry, and recitations. The donations for this event will benefit the Minerva Foundation of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Nashville Alumnae Chapter.
Then, on February 28th at 1pm, 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.
That same night, there will be a film screening of Reflect, Reclaim, Rejoice: Preserving the Gift of Black Sacred Music, a film which traces the history of African American music and spirituals.
For more information about Black History Month events at the Church of Scientology, contact Julie Brinker at 615-687-4600.