A Forgotten Legacy-The Music of James Reece Europe

Israel Metropolitan CME Church, 307 N. Calhoun St., Greenville

A multi-level presentation that celebrates the black leaders who proved their worth as American Heroes. Join us as we explore the lives of James Reese Europe, band leader, and Freddie Stowers, the first African American to be awarded the Medal of Honor in World War I.

WHERE: Israel Metropolitan CME Church 307 N. Calhoun Street WHEN: Thursday, February 28 6:00-7:30pm FEATURING: * A first-person account of the Harlem Hell Fighters role in WWI Henry Johnson, UNCC Professor of History * Special concert of Hell Fighter Band Music The Greenville Collective Early Jazz Combo * Honoring Freddie Stowers, American Hero Ri’Chu ri Sancho, Grand Niece of Freddie Stowers

SPONSORED BY: Israel Metropolitan CME Church Unity Sports Soccer Club