February 26, 2021
Panama City Center for the Arts
19 E 4th Street
Panama City, FL 32401
Willie Spears- a tribute to Hawk Massalina
Friday, February 26, 2021
Come join us Friday, February 26, from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Panama City Center for the Arts as the City of Panama City's Quality of Life Department continues to celebrate Black History month with guest speaker Willie Spears. Spears, a local author, professional speaker, and seasonal syndicated radio personality and columnist is the great-great grandson of Narcisco Massalina.
Massalina, legendary in Bay County, Florida folklore, was better known as “Hawk,” perhaps due to his ability to spot a fish from a mile away. He was one of the first black settlers in Panama City. Recognized as a skilled boat builder and revered hunting and fishing guide, he fought on both sides of the Civil War, Union and Confederate. He was a preacher, writer, inventor, husband and father. He was celebrated by many and loved by all.
Admission is free. Due to social distancing requirements, please RSVP on the Quality of Life website at https://bit.ly/2Zm59HM or by calling (850) 872-3199.