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Ebony Vision presents Black History event; honors community members

3:29 PM, Mar. 25, 2013  |  Comments
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The second annual Black History Event was presented by Ebony Vision on Saturday, Feb. 9 at the University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac Commons patio area, 400 University Drive, in conjunction with a Soul Food dinner held at Marian University's Stayer Center.

Admission was free and the celebration included local talent, poetry, dance, a tribute, silent art auction, awards and food.

This event was co-sponsored by UW-Fond du Lac Multicultural Club. Moraine Park Technical College Multicultural Club; Ripon College; and Marian University collaborated for the event as well.

During the Black History event, Ishamon A. Harris Jr., 63, of Fond du Lac, whom passed away at his home on Tuesday, Jan. 1, was honored with the "Ishamon Harris Lifetime Community Love Award" by Ebony Vision, in recognition of his years of service in the Fond du Lac community.

Harris served in the United States Army from 1967 to 1969. He and his family moved to the Fond du Lac area 22 years ago. Ishamon was a firm believer in community involvement. He created Peace Fest in 1996. He was one of the original founders of United for Diversity; was a member of the Equal Opportunities Commission; and the Fair Housing Commission; along with being a board member of the Boys and Girls Club of Fond du Lac. He was also a mentor to local robotics teams, Fondy Fire and Fondy Heat.

Ebony Vision honored several others in the Fond du Lac community for their work to improve conditions in the African American community. Others received recognition for their silent acts of love and kindness that sometimes go unnoticed. Those honored with the "Ishamon Harris Lifetime Community Love Award" were Mary and Clarence Austin; Bishop Haywood and Pastor Bev of Bread of Life Church; William Green of Moraine Park Technical College; and Walliene and Rufus Frazier. Special recognition went to Hazel Pettigrew of Ebony Vision; and Deborah White for opening their homes to those in need, as well as James Poole for the creation of "All about the Kids," an annual event for youth in Fond du Lac.

The event ended at Marian University Stayer Center, where a free Soul Food dinner, hosted by Ebony Vision, Marian University BSU and community members was held.

For more information on this event, visit the Ebony Vision Website at www.ebonyvisionfdl.org. Check out our upcoming event by clicking on the "Juneteenth" tab.

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