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Col. Yike declares February as African American Heritage Month on base.
HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – Col. Stacy L. Yike (middle) prepares to sign a proclamation declaring the month of February as African American Heritage Month on base as members of the AAHM committee gather around. Several events are planned throughout the month to recognize the contributions African Americans have made to society. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mark Wyatt)
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Celebrate heritage in February

Posted 2/1/2012   Updated 2/1/2012 Email story   Print story

    


by African American Heritage Month committee

2/1/2012 - HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- The African American Heritage Month (AAHM) committee is proud to present this year's African American history month.

The purpose of this committee is to carry out activities that recognize the contributions African Americans have made to society.

Originally established as Negro History Week in 1926 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, a noted African American author and scholar, this event evolved into the establishment of February as "Black History (or African American History) Month" in 1976.

The 2012 national theme is "Black Women in American Culture and History."

The African American Heritage Month committee will host events throughout February to bring awareness of African American history around Hanscom Air Force Base.

Contact 2nd Lt. Gerve' Tillman at 781-225-0719 or Capt. Roniece Van Dyke at 781-225-0413 for any questions about the AAHM activities.

Calendar of Events:

· Feb. 1: AAHM History Documentary I (Contact: Lt. Gerve' Tillman 781-225-0719)
  o Showcase of "Chisholm '72: Unbought and Unbossed"
  o Location: Hanscom Conference Center, Concord Room
  o Time: 11:30 a.m.
· Feb. 4: AAHM Museum Tour (Contact: Dr. Quincy Mosby 781-225-5055)
  o Tour of the African American Museum
  o Location: Cape Cod (transportation provided)
  o Time: Meet in Commissary parking lot at 8:45 a.m.
· Feb. 8: AAHM History Documentary II (Contact: Lt. Tillman 781-225-0719)
  o Showcase of "The Rosa Parks Story"
  o Location: Hanscom Conference Center, Holzman Room
  o Time: 11:30 a.m.
· Feb. 16: "Who Am I?" (Contact: Tech. Sgt. Damion Daniels 781-225-1307)
  o Trivia game of African Americans in history
  o Location: The Minuteman Commons
  o Time: 5 p.m.
  o Prizes for winners
· Feb. 26: Gospel Fest (Contact: Timothy Martin)
  o Guest speaker, Prophetess Brenda Palmer, with performances by Rev. Kerry and the
     Commandments
  o Location: Base Chapel
  o Time: 4 p.m.
  o Soul food tasting following program



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2/10/2012 4:54:06 PM ET
Look forward to playing for you all. God Bless. Rev. Kerry.
Rev. Kerry Keefe, Massachusetts
 
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