Annual Whitesboro Reunion Festival Outdoors Set for Labor Day Weekend


AC JosepH Media

WHITESBORO — Two-time Super Bowl champ Lee Rousen, Renee Thomas, of the Purdue University Black Cultural Center, and Stephanie Harris, PhD, executive director of the New Jersey Amistad Commission will speak at the 32nd Annual Whitesboro Reunion Festival Labor Day Weekend.

The annual festival is put on by the Concerned Citizens of Whitesboro Inc. with the Progressive Black Initiative and the Cape May County NAACP.

The events, which will be happened all outdoors, will kick off Friday, Sept. 3 with a White Party at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center, 207 W. Main Street in Whitesboro from 6-10 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 4 will consist of various events from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. that include dance, an art gallery, and reunion program.

Rousen, who played for the New York Giants, is now a motivational speaker for Sports World Ministries. Thomas, the longtime director of Purdue’s Black Cultural Center has transformed it to one of the leading collegiate centers for African Americans in the country.

Harris leads the NJ Amistad Commission, which seeks to educate the citizens and students about the historical events associated with the African slave trade, slavery in America, the vestiges of slavery in this country and the contributions of African Americans in overcoming these obstacles to contribute to the development of this country.

For more information, contact 609-425-1578. Vendors must call by Friday, Aug. 27.

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