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Meet The BFR Team

Executive Director

Tracey Farley- Artis |

Command Center Coordinator

Kelly Rozelle |

Site Coordinator

Larry Farley |

Daylon Brown 

Programming Chairs

Yvonne Smith |

Jerome Jackson  | 

Alycia Turner | 

Pia Spaulding |

Sponsorship Chairs

Craig Farley |

Phil Shakespeare |

BFR Heritage Breakfast Chair

La'Shaunda Ewing |

Retail/ Vendor Chair

Darlando Dennard |

Non Profit Chair

Sharon Lewis |

BFR Parade Coordinator 

Trina Tolbert |


Food/ Vendor Coordinator

Mark Farley |

Beverage Coordinator

Dwight Farley |


Equasta White |

Public Relations/Media Inquiries

Keeyana Avery

Marketing Coordinator

Kacie Champion|

Social Media Coordinator

Morgan Owens |

Hospitality Coordinator

Carol Munday
Latacha Rhodes

Youth & Young Adult Pavillion

Phillita Beeks |

Spirituality & Inspiration Pavillion

Rev. Michael Mitchell

Jamaal McMullen |


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.

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