The Faith Tabernacle Church of God in Christ (COGIC) hosted a Black History Celebration this past Sunday afternoon featuring historian and pastor, Richard Smith.
Pastor Smith gave an interactive presentation using his displays and gave a lot of detailed history in his presentation.
During the celebration, the congregation sang “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” Prayer was offered by Deacon Walker, scripture by Deacon Jackson, and a Litany came from Sister Nada Smith.
There were also poems and readings about black history and songs from the choir and guests.
A presentation was made by the Vandalia Area Historical Society’s Charlene Teague followed by a quiz question and answer session.