City of South Bend announces Black History Month billboards

(Photo Supplied/City of South Bend and
As a part of Black History Month, the City of South Bend released a series of billboards in the community to honor local African American leaders who’ve made important contributions to South Bend’s rich history and culture.
The leaders being honored as a part of Black History Month are:
Samuel Diggins Jr.
Kesha (Kay) Farlow
Hollis Hughes Jr.
Arnez Lee
Diana Miller
Earl Townsend Jr.
Leaders Under 40 Award
Alexaundria Groves
Obama Award
Brian Frazier
Special Tribute
Charlotte Pfeifer
The honorees will be featured on three digital billboards located at South Bend Ave. & Edison, Lincolnway East & Ironwood Dr. and South Michigan and Ireland for one week until February 25.
Additionally, Mayor James Mueller will host an Awards Ceremony and Reception for this year’s honorees on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. at the Charles Black Community Center. This event is free and open to the public.

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Thor February 21, 2024 at 4:14 am

When was white history month again? They are a minority at only 8% of the world population. Maybe they need some reparations from the reparation seekers.

Donald February 21, 2024 at 7:32 am

Did we likewise honor the famous white presidents on President’s Day? Oh, that.

Charles U Farley February 21, 2024 at 9:28 pm

Shut up you racist bigots! We’re honoring the white population by making them pay for the billboards…

/sarcasm in case someone missed it.


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