This celebration will feature a stage presentation by Lou Beatty Jr., musical presentations by the local church choirs, games, and local African American vendors. Attendees can also view the exhibit Ancestry 100: Churches, which tells the stories of the African American churches in Powhatan from the 1800s to today and will be permanently archived at the Drexel-Morrell Center. The exhibit was supported by a grant from Virginia Humanities.

Presented by the NAACP-Powhatan County Branch, Powhatan African American Cultural Arts Museum, Habitat for Humanity, the Drexel Morrell Center and Powhatan Parks and Recreation.

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Vanessa Adkins, right, is apprenticing under her cousin Jessica Canaday Stewart learning the finer points of traditional Chickahominy dancing. Photos taken at the Fall Festival and Pow Wow in Charles City on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.

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