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African American Heritage Festival to Be Held in Altoona

The African American Heritage Festival returns after an eight-year absence. The event will be held Saturday, July 24, from noon to 8 p.m. with a Gospel Fest on Sunday, July 25, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. along with a special presentation from a Frederick Douglas reenactor at 1 p.m. on Sunday. The festival will be held at The Railroaders Memorial Museum.

African American historian Harriett Gaston said that the festival was started to help promote something called The African American Heritage Project. This project was created originally to help record the stories of those African Americans who came...


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