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A 'Solicious' celebration

Posted: February 26, 2018 5:03 p.m.
Updated: February 27, 2018 1:00 a.m.
Martin L. Cahn/C-I

NAACP youth volunteer Shae Grant (center) admires her face paint, applied by the NAACP and Kershaw County Democratic Party’s Phyllis Harris in the style of the Dora Milaje, the women warriors featured in the new Black Panther movie from Marvel, as fellow youth volunteer Samara Norwood (left) and others look on.

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Saturday marked a double celebration of African-American culture in Camden with the opening of the African American Cultural Center and the inaugural edition of the “Soulicious” festival on the grounds of the Price House. Inside the cultural center, hundreds of people got to see pictures, documents and baseball cards relating to Camden native Larry Doby, the second African-American to enter major league baseball by becoming the first black member of an American League team. Many of those same people then spent time outside enjoying food cooked by the Camden-Kershaw County chapter of the NAACP, face painting, games, music and more.

--Martin L. Cahn

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