Meet The BFR Team

Executive Director

Tracey Farley- Artis


Sponsorship Team 

Craig Farley |

Darlando Dennard |


BFR Heritage Breakfast Chair

Lashanda Ewing |


BFR Parade Coordinator 

Trina Tolbert |


Food/ Vendor Coordinator

Mark Farley 


Marketing Coordinator

Kacie Champion


Dr. Dorothy I. Height (1912 - 2010)

About Us

Dr. Dorothy I. Height, FounderThe Midwest Regional Black Family Reunion Celebration was inaugurated in 1989 in Cincinnati, Ohio. This event continues to grow and is now one of Cincinnati's largest family-focused events drawing over 20,000 patrons. It is held annually the third weekend of August.Conceived by Dr. Dorothy I. Height, President Emerita of the National Council of Negro Women, the Black Family Reunion Celebration is a 3-day cultural week end event which brings consumers, corporations, and communities together to focus on the historic strengths and values of the Black Family. The National Council of Negro Women is dedicated to ensuring that the historic morals of the Black family are showcased and reinforced through responsive and innovative community service programs, such as the Black Family Reunion Celebration.