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Councilor Sheila Tyson Inviting the Public to Attend Annual “Titusville Day”

PRESS RELEASE                                                                               Friday, August 19, 2016

Contact: Brittany Sharp

Phone: 205-721-5369

brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov

BIRMINGHAM, AL – Neighbors, family and friends often come together to fellowship in the rich southern heritage of the South. This Saturday, August 20th, Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson will help resonate the richness of that southern heritage as the Titusville community celebrates “Unity in Our Community” at their “30th Annual Titusville Day.” The event will began at 7:30 a.m. with a community parade, followed by a prayer breakfast at 8:30 a.m. at South Elyton Church, capped off by a day of fun activities that will take place at Memorial Park.

“We must continue to come together as much as possible and reflect on loving our neighbors,” Councilor Tyson said. “With everything happening in the world today it’s always good to keep our hearts open to embracing the true unity in our communities.”

The history within Titusville runs deep and Councilor Tyson hopes that attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about an area that helped to define who Birmingham is today. Titusville was founded by freed black slaves whose descendants still live there. Located between Elmwood Cemetery and Interstate 65 and bisected by Sixth Avenue South, the area was home to many of the first black businesses in Birmingham.

For media inquiries please contact the Birmingham City Council Public Information Director Brittany Sharp at 205.721.5369 or brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov.