Members of the West Haven Black Heritage Committee and other activists gathered on the steps of City Hall, recently, with a new banner to commemorate Black History Month, which began Saturday.
The banner includes six images of historical black figures in the United States. They are Madam CJ Walker, Olympian Jessie Owens, Congresswoman and first female and black presidential candidate Shirley Chisholm, former President Barack Obama, Harriet Tubman and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“The city’s Black Heritage Celebration will be held on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 11 in the Harriet North Community Room, second floor, West Haven City Hall,.” said Committee Chairman Steven R. Mullins. “At that ceremony the West Haven’s African-American Citizen of the Year will be honored, along with two highly accomplished black West Haven High School seniors. The names will be announced in the next two weeks.” he said.