Saginaw Deltas paint the grounds red at the 54th Saginaw African Cultural Festival

Saginaw Deltas painted the grounds red at the 54th Saginaw African Cultural Festival (SACF), where members could be found manning the welcome table, leading a campfire chat on the 1619 project, and working the NAACP voter registration table as festival volunteers.

“The annual cultural festival is designed to entertain, enlighten, educate and highlight both the history and the culture of African people from across the Diaspora,” said SAC President Lisa Ingram. “With a history that spans decades, the original event included an art exhibit presented by local artists, workshops by local professionals on topics of interest to the black community.”

This year’s festival included a series of cultural conversations and campfire discussions with elders and community leaders, educational and cultural exhibits aimed at informing participants and  deepening community conversation, entertainment, food, vendors, musical performances and a lineup of African-themed activities for both youth and adults.

 “It’s all about the community,” Ingram said. “The Saginaw Alumnae Chapter thanks SAC member, Soror Karen Lawrence Webster, who serves as financial officer for the festival’s planning committee, and the SACF committee for allowing us this outstanding opportunity to serve.”

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