Fifteen-year-old Elizabeth (“Lizzie”) Kimbrough is behind the event “Ain’t I A Woman: A Tribute to African American Women” which took place Feb. 22nd at the Nashville Church of Scientology. The tribute celebrated the history and lives of African American women, including Sojourner Truth, Maya Angelou and Nikki Giovanni. Kimbrough brought the legacy of these women to life through dance, poetry and recitations.
Lizzie Kimbrough, a sophomore at St. Cecilia High School, is running for Miss Jabberwock, a program of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority which raises funds for the Minerva Foundation to fund college scholarships.
According to nashvillealumnae.com, the Minerva Foundation has goals to “engage in public service programs that promote and encourage high intellectual, cultural, and moral standards among residents in the Metro Nashville community; establish, foster and organize educational, historical and cultural programs that will provide meaningful inter-generational activities and improve the quality of life for future generation.”
Lizzie’s sponsor spoke up for her at the event and praised her efforts. This event isn’t the first time Lizzie has performed. She competed with the Malone Dance Academy, has participated in the Nashville Prevent “So You Think You Can Dance” competition, and won four years in a row in the Omega Psi Phi Talent Hunt.
The Church of Scientology was honored to host the event during Black History Month. Rev. Brian Fesler who pastors the church said, “The event was beautiful and inspiring, and we wish Lizzie all the best in her endeavors.”
For more information about events in the Church, visit scientology-ccnashville.org.