Celebrating with the African-American Library and Cultural Center
The members of the Northeast Ohio African American Library and Cultural Center really have a wonderful way of letting people know that their work is appreciated. On October 25, 2014, the group hosted its 5th “Spotlight on the Young, Gifted & Black” dinner, and I was honored to share the dais with The Rev. Dr. Robin Hedgeman, Dr. Christopher Hawkins, The Rev. Lean C. K. Lewis, Mr. Frederick M. Parks, Jr., and Mayor Bradley D. Sellers. Mr. Adam Trumbo accepted a plaque on behalf of his aunt, the late Ms. Constance Harper, long-time Associate Publisher of the Call & Post Newspaper, who passed away the evening before the program. The sold-out event included a reception and dinner, and a short speech by each of the honorees.
As their mission statement suggests, “The Northeast Ohio African-American Library and Cultural Center displays, interprets, and preserves the arts, culture, and history of African-Americans.”