The Georgetown Cultural Citizen Memorial Association will host several events at the Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St., to help celebrate National Black History Month in February. This year’s theme is African Americans in Times of War.
Information about African Americans in the military will be on display at the library throughout the month of February.
Events will kick off with a reception Feb. 4 from 2-3 p.m. with a presentation by Allen Mack about the Buffalo Soldiers, followed by a presentation on Feb. 11 from 2-3 p.m. by retired U.S. Navy veteran Glenn Towery about Africans Americans in war. Both presentations are free and open to the public
This year’s annual Black History Month Banquet on Feb. 24 will include a special recognition of the licensed vocational nursing program at St. David’s Georgetown Hospital with the theme “The Golden Gateway to Nursing.”
The 36th annual banquet starts at 5:30 p.m. at the library. The annual Black History Month Banquet is open to the public. The suggested donation is $25 per person. The keynote speaker is Dr. Devry Anderson, who is a doctor and colonel at Fort Hood.