Story & Photos by Abigail Nelson

Members of the community gathered together at South Portland High School on March 7 for Team207’s African Night, an evening dedicated to showcasing the beauty of the African continent’s diverse cultures as well as the strength of the African communities of Maine. Audience members applauded and encouraged their family members, friends, classmates, and former students.
For seven months, Team207 had been planning and preparing to host this event. African Night featured food, dance, motivational speakers, poetry, song, rap performances, and a fashion show. Participants travelled from all over the state – some even came from across the country – to participate in this event. Audience members showed their enthusiastic appreciation for the participants’ time and efforts.