"Fulfilling the Dream" will be the theme of a community wide Black History Celebration on Saturday, Feb. 23.

The program, sponsored by the Neshoba County NAACP, will begin at 6 p.m. at Westside Community Center.

The free program will include a musical performance by Just 4 Praise, poems, inspirational skits, including the award winning presentation, Mississippi Burning, The Turning of Mississippi performed by members of the Neshoba Youth Coalition, mime presentation and a special tribute to civil rights pioneer and community activist, Eva Tisdale.

The public is invited to come out and celebrate the past, present and future of black culture, organizers said.

"This celebration is for all races, genders and ages, so we invite all the citizens of Neshoba County to come out and celebrate with us," NAACP President Leroy Clemons said.

Jerusalem Temple is also hosting a Black History Program featuring the Chosen One mime dancers under the direction of S.S. Winnie Kirkland.

That program is set for Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m.