Dr. Bertice Berry, a best-selling author, will be the speaker at this year’s Tyler Black History Celebration on Feb. 23, organizers announced.
She is often praised for her abilities to entertain, inspire and educate.
Tickets cost $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and younger, the announcement said.
The dinner is being presented by the African-American Cultural Events Committee. A portion of the funds raised will be donated to benefit sickle cell research and awareness and to fund college scholarships.
Organizers are seeking sponsorships for the event.
To purchase tickets or become a sponsor, call Vicki Jackson at 903-570-1930 or Greg Buckner at 903-592-8973.