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Grammy Nominated Gospel Singer Anita Wilson To Headline Black History Month Brunch

Three-time Grammy-nominated gospel singer Anita Wilson will headline the Genesee District Library’s 18th Annual Black History Month Brunch at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 2 at the Genesys Conference & Banquet Center in Grand Blanc.

Wilson hails from Chicago, Illinois and is best known for her unique vocal stylings and down-to-earth warmth.  She sang backup with Donald Lawrence & Company before emerging as a solo recording artist in 2011 with the soulful and heartfelt ballad Speechless. Her debut album Worship Soul (2013), her sophomore album Vintage Worship (2015) and her third album Sunday Song were all Grammy-nominated for Best Gospel Album.

During the brunch, the Genesee District Library will recognize three individuals with the Award of Excellence for their achievements, contributions and service to the community: Bryant “BB” Nolden, Clifton Turner and Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea. They will also honor St. Luke N.E.W. Life Center with the Partner in Progress Award.

The Black History Month Brunch is sponsored by Dort Federal Credit Union, the Genesee District Library Foundation, Genesee Health System, The Williams Firm, Sylvia and Roosevelt Keys, WJRT ABC12 and WDZZ 92.7.


Part of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Genesee District Library’s Summer Reading Challenge which reaches over 6,400 kids and adults.


Tickets for the event are $35 each and can be purchased at the Genesee District Library’s Headquarters Branch, 4195 W. Pasadena Avenue, during regular hours, or online at For more information, call 810-230-9613.


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