Hammond plans black history program Tuesday

2013-02-22T00:00:00Z Hammond plans black history program TuesdayTimes Staff nwitimes.com
February 22, 2013 12:00 am  • 

HAMMOND | The city will host a black history program Tuesday at City Hall.

The program will begin at 10 a.m. and will honor the contributions and social strides African-Americans have made in the city and around the world.

Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. will honor five of the oldest living African-American women in Hammond as “Pillars of the Community,” according to the city.

This year's honorees are Grace Alexander, 101; Hannah Mae Cherry, 95; Lula Mae Owens, 102; Lucille Powell-Carter, 100, and Eliza Sims, 96.

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