Black History Month Commemoration (PHOTO)

Six long-time residents of Montgomery County, each of whom played a key role in civil rights changes that impacted the County, told their personal stories on Feb. 24 as they were honored by the County Council as part of a Black History Month commemoration event.

BlackHistoryMonthCommemorationGroupFullCouncilFormalA  2-24-15At the event were, left to right; Council President George Leventhal, Councilmember Hans Riemer, honorees Odessa Shannon and Warren Crutchfield, Councilmember Sidney Katz, honoree Tina Clarke, Councilmember Nancy Floreen, honoree Harvey Zeigler, Councilmembers Nancy Navarro and Roger Berliner, honoree Ruby Reese Moone, Councilmember Craig Rice, honoree James Offord and Councilmembers Tom Hucker and Marc Elrich.

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