The Minority Male Mentoring Club organized a motivational and inspirational program to close Black History Month. Several outstanding citizens were recognized for their contributions to education and their leadership in the community including Ms. Ann Long, Ms. Jessie Marshall Keys, and Ms. Almetta Armstrong.
One of the highlights of the program was a presentation by Montgomery County Early College students who provided moving historical narratives of prominent African Americans. Their instructor, Ms. Pearle Pratt, was also recognized as Outstanding Community Leader by Montgomery County Early College.
Retired Minority Male Mentoring advisors, Harry Brower and Rev. Margo Gaddy, were recognized for their service to the community and their continued dedication to the Minority Male Mentoring program.
Special guest speaker, Troy Mayor Sherri Allgood, spoke of diversity and progress in the days ahead as evidenced by her being elected the first female mayor, as well as the first African American mayor of Troy.
A selection of music was performed by The Church Ladies, a group of seniors from the Highland, Troy, and Biscoe senior centers. A closing song was performed by Jamal Moore, President of the Minority Male Mentoring Club.
It is truly an inspiration to realize there are so many outstanding African American leaders in our community who continue to work for the advancement of Montgomery County.