Black History Festival connecting cultures this week in Columbus

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — A festival celebrating Black heritage is kicking off in Columbus this week, with live performances, panels, networking opportunities, and more.

(Courtesy Photo/Black History Festival) The Black History Festival begins Wednesday and runs through Saturday at Downtown’s Renaissance Hotel, 50 N. Third St. This week’s event marks the second Black History Festival after the first was hosted in Washington D.C. last year. Admission is free.

Stephen Selasie, festival founder and president of the Bureau for International Development Exchanges and Commerce, said the festival aims to celebrate the strong ties between the U.S. and the African Union member states.

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