Edwards AFB’s African American History Month celebration began Feb. 2 with an opening ceremony in the Base Exchange.
Representatives from Blacks in Government Inc., the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Tuskegee University, Los Angeles Alumni Chapter, and several groups from the college Greek system were in attendance.
Col. Karen Cox-Dean, 412th Medical Group commander, spoke on the history of the month and shared several childhood memories. At the end of the ceremony, everyone in attendance was invited to join together for cake.
This year’s theme is “Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories.”
Other opportunities to participate in African American History Month are:
Feb. 10 and 17 — School Reading Program at Branch Elementary
Feb. 1-29 — Library display at the base library
Feb. 18 — Soul Food Tasting at the Airman and Family Readiness Center, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Feb. 20 — Saturday Gospel Celebration at Chapel 1, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Feb. 25 — Luncheon at Club Muroc, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Read more about African American History Month at www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/.