• Understanding the importance of Black History Month
By Linda Green

Willie L. Harris, Jr., raises his hand to emphasize a point while talking about the Civil Rights era and the importance of Black History Month. Photo by Linda Green.

If children knew their history, they would have a better understanding of life and appreciation and respect for others.
Mattie Bell McGruder, 83, made that assessment as she reflected on the importance of black history and the February observance of Black History Month as she participated in the Wednesday morning activities at the Thomson-McDuffie Senior Center.
As the country celebrates the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech, McGruder believes that President Barack Obama will channel King's desires across the country.

To read more on this story, see the Sun., Feb. 10, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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