Monday, February 18, 2013
Black History Month is also a time to identify the success and achievements of contemporary black pioneers and trendsetters.
In recognition of Black History Month, Patch is highlighting modern-day community leaders and trailblazers who live or work in our Patch towns. The group includes entrepreneurs, school board members, principals, doctors and politicians. Adrienne M. Davis, secretary of the Plymouth-Canton school board and one of the people whom Patch is highlighting, said Black History Month goes back to a time when black Americans were not considered a valid part of the country’s history. “The purpose is to highlight achievements and positive contributions,” she said. “It’s not just for African Americans, it’s for everyone.” Click on the links below to read about local community leaders. Do you have a suggestion for a Northville or Novi community member …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Civil rights icon addresses Moraine students during visit to Northville.
Calls for peaceful conflict resolution and acceptance of others' differences rang loud and clear Tuesday for students at Moraine Elementary in Northville as the Rev. Jesse Jackson addressed students. The civil rights leader, who was a friend of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., spoke Wednesday at an assembly in the school's gymnasium, where he engaged the young students with stories about his efforts in the civil rights movement and shared his tips for becoming a leader. For the students, it was an eye-opening history lesson during Black History Month from one of the nation's most prominent public figures. "I think children living in this time don't understand what separate was like living in the '60s," Moraine Principal Dr. Denise …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Civil rights pioneer visits Northville school during Black History Month.
Chants of "stop the violence" and "save the children" echoed through the gymnasium of Moraine Elementary in Northville on Tuesday as the Rev. Jesse Jackson addressed students during a visit related to Black History Month. The civil rights pioneer who had a personal friendship with the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., preached a message of peaceful conflict resolution, acceptance of others' differences and nonviolence to the students and teachers in attendance. Check back with Northville Patch on Wednesday for more on the Rev. Jesse Jackson's visit.