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 Kwanzaa – Nia participants plan, organize, and present festive and inspiring Kwanzaa workshops and celebrations for youth, families, schools, and the entire community.

Black History Extravaganza
The Black History Extravaganza highlights and celebrates the history and accomplishments of African Americans.  It includes exhibits and displays, skits, and artistic performances by youth and adults The Black History Quiz Bowl, in the format of a game show, encourages Galveston area youth to study and research pertinent information on African American History in order to compete for prizes and recognition.
Black History Extravaganza Registration Form
Black History Looking Back  Series

MLK Exhibit – Nia youth researched, constructed, displayed, and explained information about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement at the Annual MLK, Jr. Letter Writing Contest at the Old Central Cultural.  A project of the Galveston Historical Foundation’s African American Heritage Committee, the essay contest presents the literary works of high school students as they discuss Dr. King’s life and the connection to contemporary times.
Juneteenth Exhibitscan – Local area youth display exhibits that educate and enlighten about slavery, emancipation, and the progress of local and national African Americans since slavery.  The exhibit is also showcased at the Annual Central High Gathering, a 30 year tradition that brings together Central High Alumni from around the world to celebrate Central High School, the first high school for African Americans in Texas. 
Annually, Nia sponsors a young woman to compete in the Juneteenth Ambassador’s  Miss Juneteenth Pageant


Networking Mixer
The Nia’s seasonal Networking Mixers have become a much anticipated event.  The mixers are an effort to provide a networking opportunity for business and professionals while we introduce new arrivals, African American owned businesses, community leaders and positive community efforts to the larger community.  This upscale event is held quarterly and is hosted by friends and supporters such as The Moody Mansion, Anthony Griffin Law Office, and Clary’s Restaurant. Area caterers and restaurants provide culinary delights while the room buzzes with networking.   Please forward any newcomers, business owners, or other progressive individuals or organizations to our attention.  We’d love to introduce them to who and what is shaping Galveston’s History.  Proceeds from the mixer support youth and family programs such as Freedom School, Freedom Tour, and Transformations Girls Rites of Passage.




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