Sunday tea highlights black Vancouver
Saturday, October 17 8:06 p.m.
VANCOUVER — Vancouver's hidden roots as a city with a proud African American history will be on display Oct. 25.That's when the Vancouver NAACP's grassroots history project, "First Families of Vancouver's African American Community," will host a Friends and Family Day tea at the YWCA Clark County.Refreshments, entertainment, quilt drawings, door prizes and lots of historical conversation will be offered.Local author Jane Elder Wulff is conducting interviews with original black Vancouverites and compiling a book that will be published in 2010. "This project highlights for the public and future generations the ways in which our African American families have experienced Vancouver and enhanced the wider community through their work, fellowship, and activism," said project director Cornetta Smith.The event is free and open to everyone — but is also a fundraiser, welcoming all donations. It's set for 2:30 to 5 p.m. Oct. 25 at the YWCA Clark County, 3609 Main Street.