Black History Month is kicked off at YSU

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — An African Market Place at YSU helps kick off Black History month.

Over 30 vendors set up shop in the Chestnut Room at the Kilcawley Center for the annual event.

Jewelry, oils, and other handmade African heritage items were just some of the items for sale.

The event promoter says one of the focuses of black history month is highlighting African heritage in the Youngstown city schools.

“Schools today really don’t uplift the African Americans about their culture and about their history, so what we want to do is let the culture, let the community inside the college to embrace the culture,” said Antonio Wilson, event promoter.

Kids and teenagers were on hand to entertain shoppers by playing songs.

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