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Speakers recall area's black history
Unity in community

.The Falcon Group hosted its third history event “Black People Have Always Been Here" on November 14 at the Richmond Hill History Museum.

State Rep. A. L. Williams led off the program sharing his experiences before Henry Ford came to town and began making changes. He also talked about his experiences during the Civil Rights Movement, including marching across the Edmund Pettus Bridge.

The featured speaker for the evening was Rev. Clarence Jackson, long time change agent in the community. As a graduate of George Washington Carver School, he spoke about how education for Black children changed when the school was built and changed again when Ford was no longer involved.

Rev. Jackson also spoke of the contributions of other prominent Black people in the community and the contributions they made to the community, including the organization of the Richmond Hill History Museum.

We would like to thank Jennifer Glover and the Museum Board for their hospitality in working with The Falcon Group for this event.

Submitted by Sharon & Craig Butts of Unity in the Community

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