African-American women making history
Carla J. Grantham completed 22 years of service in the U.S. Coast Guard.

African-American/Black History Month is a time to reflect on the contributions that African-Americans have made to the nation's society and to the rest of the world. The 2012 theme is Black Women in American Culture and History.

African-American women have played a variety of important roles, from the American Revolution through today. Their hard work and leadership, patriotism, intellect and artistic abilities have all enriched the nation at large.

Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall will pay tribute to the accomplishments of African-Americans throughout February. The base library has created a Black History display, located in the hallway near the Summerall Field entrance of the library in the Combined Operations Facility, Bldg. 417, Sheridan Ave.

"We also have books featuring notable Black Americans on display in the library," said Connie Mulbrow, library technician. Library hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

A Black History Month special gospel service will be featured Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. at the Memorial Chapel on JBM-HH.

Children ages three- to five-years old at the JBM-HH Cody Child Development Center's Preschool and Strong Beginnings classes will have their Black History Month art projects displayed in the CDC.

The annual African American/Black History Month celebration, featuring guest speaker Carla Grantham, will be held Feb. 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the JBM-HH Community Center, Bldg. 405, McNair Road.

Grantham, a coach, master facilitator, trainer and public speaker, is a Coast Guard veteran with 22 years of military service.

The Pentagram will feature Black History Month stories in every issue throughout February.

Page last updated Mon February 6th, 2012 at 00:00