Brown, Steele to lead black history program

Published 9:41 am Thursday, February 4, 2021

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In honor of Black History Month, Davie Senior Services and the Dorothy Graham family will co-sponsor the annual Black History Month Program, “1619 to 1865: Our Journeys, Our Songs.”

Speaker Alice Brown and soloist John Quincy Steele Jr. will headline this year’s two-part event. Part one will be a video posted on Senior Services’ Facebook Page ( on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 3 p.m. This will feature music by Steele.

Part two will be a parking lot event at Davie Senior Services, 278 Meroney St., Mocksville, on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 3 p.m. Participants will remain in their vehicles and the program by Brown will be broadcast via the car radio. This is open to the community of all ages. Contact Senior Services to reserve a parking space.

Brown, a retired public school teacher, is a graduate of J.C. Price High School. She earned a degree in music education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where an enjoyment of new and different art forms expanded.

Steele is a graduate of Davie County High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Johnson C. Smith University and is retired from the NC Department of Public Safety. He is president and CEO of Steele Marketing Group. He was vice president of the University Concert Choir, and has lent his rich baritone voice to the Twin City Choristers for 22 years.

To learn more or to register, call 336-753-6230.

Article by Alice Brown and Kim Shuskey