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Greg Wims has 29 years of volunteer service to the community. He is the producer of Montgomery Matters TV show on MCM, an 8th generation Montgomery County native, has volunteered with 60 non-profit organizations over 29 years and he is also the founder of the Victims’ Rights Foundation. He is... Read more

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photo Greg Wims addressing FDA celebration

FDA Celebrates Black History Month

photo Greg Wims addressing FDA celebrationOn Tuesday, Feb. 19 I was the keynote speaker for the Black History Month Celebration at the Federal Food and Drug Administration in White Oak, MD in Montgomery County. The theme for the speech “At the Crossroads of Freedom celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.

I wanted to compare where we were 150 years ago to where we are today. 150 years ago African Americans received their freedom through the Emancipation Proclamation. 50 years ago the demands of the March on Washington were the passage of meaningful civil rights legislation, the elimination of racial segregation in public schools, protection for demonstrators against police brutality, a major public works program to provide jobs, the passage of a law prohibiting racial discrimination in public and private hiring, a  $2 an hour minimum wage, and self government for the District of Columbia. Since then much has been accomplished but there is still work to be done.  The speech was viewed in the FDA headquarters and regional offices throughout the U.S.

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Greg Wims

About Greg Wims

Greg Wims has 45 years of volunteer service to the community.He is the producer of Montgomery Matters TV show on MCM, an 8th generation Montgomery County native, has volunteered with 60 non-profit organizations over 45 years and he is also the founder of the Victims’ Rights Foundation. He is the area Governor for the Bethesda area Rotary Clubs. His place of employment is Bold Concepts, Inc. He has received over a 100 awards locally and internationally and has raised over 2 million dollars for charities.

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