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N. Hempstead honoring black history

The Town of North Hempstead will hold its inaugural Black History Month program tonight at Town Hall, 220 Plandome Rd., Manhasset, beginning at 6 p.m.

The program will feature stories of African-Americans who played prominent roles in the history of North Hempstead. Two dance ensembles -- Sanaa Movement, a Westbury-based liturgical dance group, and a six-member teenage dance troupe from the North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center -- will perform.

Also, a duo of drummers will explore rhythms from Mali, a former West African empire where the percussion instrument originated and was used to gather the community for special events.

The public is invited to attend. For more information call 311 within the town limits, or 516-869-6311.

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