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Fort Bend County Expose Excellence Youth Program to Hold “Exposing Black Artistry” Event

(FORT BEND COUNTY) - The Fort Bend County Expose Excellence Youth Program will host its second annual “Exposing Black Artistry” event in celebration of Black History Month on Feb. 17. This year’s theme is “Culture”. The event will begin Friday evening at 5 p.m. at the Landmark Community Center, 100 Louisiana St. in Missouri City.

The event will include:


  • Cultural performances.

  • Cuisine from diverse countries of the African diaspora.

  • A theatrical performance by the Ensemble Theater entitled “I, Barbara Jordan”, a biographical play about Barbara Jordan, the first Southern African American woman elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1972.

  • A free Black History Month inspired art activity and contest led by local art non-profit, ArtReach.

  • ·Poetry and Prose Writing Contest for Fort Bend County students. The contest will be judged by local authors, artists, and journalists. The top three writing entries will recite the poetry and/or writing at the event. More information on entry specifics and submission links can be found on the FBC Expose Excellence Youth Program website or Facebook page.


The Fort Bend County Expose Excellence Youth Program is a grant-funded program whose mission is to provide a safe environment for youth interaction while promoting positive self-expression and development of life skills and artistic expression. The organization offers programing for Fort Bend County youth between the ages of 10 and 17. Programing includes field trips, visual and performing arts activities, leadership training, tutoring, mentorship, volunteer opportunities, and college scholarships.


For more information on the Exposing Black Artistry event, including how to register, visit the FBC Expose Excellence Youth Program website at www.eeyp.org.


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