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Opportunities to study black history available

Leonard Pitts Jr., will be the featured speaker at York County Community Against Racism’s fifth anniversary meeting March 3. The meeting runs from 9:30 a.m. through lunch, and Pitts will meet with young people at 1 p.m. Call 718-2260 for tickets. Pitts is a nationally syndicated columnist for the York Daily Record/Sunday News.
A large gathering attended the official opening of the exhibit “A Rich History of Black Artistry in York County” over the weekend.
With some exceptions, the exhibit at Bradley Academy’s Community Gallery brings together the work of contemporary black artists. The work was collected from the Crispus Attucks Community Center, the York County Heritage Trust and other locations around town.
The exhibit runs through Saturday, March 3 at the Springettsbury Township gallery.
Various upcoming news involving black history:

— Want to know more about black history? An interactive graphic offers a timeline of black history in the United States, an audio slideshow on the civil rights movement and a calendar marking significant events in the civil rights movements. See civil rights.
— Check out ydr.com’s updated black history section at local history.
— The York Daily Record/Sunday News has produced a tab-sized section of Crispus Attucks profiles for distribution to area educators. For details, call Kelly Barnett, NIE coordinator, at 767-6397. The series is available on the Web at Crispus Attucks.