41st Annual Black Heritage Festival – Virtual

Our community’s youth is our top priority. In order to continue the tradition of the Anniston Museums and Gardens’ annual Black Heritage Festival and keep our community safe, the 41st Annual Black Heritage Festival has transitioned to virtual.

The Oration Competition will be pre-recorded and privately streamed for competition judges on Saturday, February 20. Following the streaming, the winners’ videos will be posted to the Anniston Museums and Gardens social media pages. All participant videos will be uploaded to our website and YouTube channel the week of February 22.

Children (Pre-K through 12th Grade) interested in participating in the oration competition may ask their teacher or guardian to record his/her oration and send the video to the Anniston Museum of Natural History’s Facebook page via Messenger, upload to the Anniston Museums and Gardens’ Google Classroom (Class Code: l5nqrcz), or schedule a time to record at the museums. All videos can be uploaded between February 1 and February 16. Videos will not be accepted after Tuesday, February 16.

This year’s theme is Cultural Diversities: Songs to Sing, Stories to Tell. The oratorical performance application and recording schedule can be downloaded below.