Church in Washington State Holds Event Honoring Black Women’s Contributions to the Community and Country

YAKIMA, Wash. — Members and friends of a Yakima church will celebrate the many contributions African-American women have made to their communities and their country during a special event this weekend.

Greater Faith Baptist Church will hold a celebration of African-American history at 3 p.m. Sunday at the church, 816 S. Sixth St.

The event, which is open to the public, will feature an hourlong program followed by dinner, said the Rev. Robert Trimble, who is a church member, community activist and a retired pastor of Mount Hope Baptist Church.

“Ester Huey is doing the cooking,” he said of the longtime Yakima community leader.

The guest speaker will be Flora Mundjambi, who grew up under apartheid in Namibia and lives in Yakima.

Mundjambi recently spoke at Stanton Academy in Yakima during a Black History Month program. She discussed her home country’s transition from South African control to independence.

“She wore an African outfit. It was outstanding,” Trimble said.

Along with other speakers, children will read a poem saluting African-American women.

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Source: Yakima Herald