As part of Black History Month, the Madera branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is planning a celebration that officials said will be the first of its kind.
Named “A Celebration of Our Heritage,” the event will be 6 p.m. Feb. 16 in the Madera High School theatre. It will feature poetry, live music, dance, and choir performances from groups around the San Joaquin Valley.
Also present will be a “living museum,” a dramatic historical presentation where volunteers from every age group will stand in place as a sort of statue.
“This type of performance has never been done before in Madera, especially the museum,” said Michelle Alexander, fundraiser chair for NAACP branch 1084 and the person who came up with the idea...