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Black history month source of area pride

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Every February, in schools and in the community at large, we pause to recognize the contributions of blacks to the history and culture of our great nation.

And what better year than this, which will forever be known as the first in the history of our great democracy when a black man assumed the office of president, to make personal efforts as individuals to connect as a community during this month?

Many recognize names like that of Barack Obama and Martin Luther King.

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