By GENNIE BRISSETTE-TIPTON
CCMLK Promotions Director
WARSAW — The Committee to Commemorate Martin Luther King is announces the second annual Black History Month Art Display. This year the CCMLK not only partners with the art department at Warsaw Community Schools, but also the Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts as the host site for the collection of student artwork.
“This is an excellent way to feature several wonderful assets in our community at once,” stated John Bryan Lowe III, president of the CCMLK. “We truly appreciate both the collaboration with the schools to feature student art, and also the Wagon Wheel as a new site to display these pieces in one large exhibit. We look forward to continuing this tradition in the future to honor King and other African Americans who have made a difference in our country’s history.”
Black History Month was first recognized by the U.S. government in 1976. The month of February serves as a period of remembrance to honor influential African-Americans throughout history and encourage the continued practice of human equality and civil rights in our country.
About The CCMLK
Founded in 1987 by Joe Banks, Lynn Pulliam and Durell Hoskins, the CCMLK of Warsaw, exists to provide a forum in which Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a great black American, is appropriately commemorated in our county. The committee strives to provide challenges to people of all ages to study the principles of love, family, brotherhood and self-sacrifice as taught by the words, deeds and life of Dr. King.
The CCMLK has honored the efforts of students for many years through Academic Excellence Awards, which give students of minority backgrounds scholarships to continue their education to the post-secondary level. The committee provides motivation to implement nonviolent social change through caring for others, strengthening the family, personal involvement in the suffering of others and civic participation.