Huntington to Celebrate Black History, Honor Two

Huntington will mark Black History month on Thursday by recognizing two people for their contributions to social justice.

Irene Moore, who chairs the African American Historic Designation CouncilĀ  in Huntington, and retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Joseph A. McNeil, who was one of the Greensboro Four who worked to desegregate lunch counters in the 1960s, will be honored. McNeil will not be present but the story of his role in the civil rights effort will be.

Dr. Gay Bullock, a South Huntington school district educator, will be the keynote speaker.

The event is sponsored by the town, the African American Advisory Tsk Force and the South Huntington school district. A presentation by Huntington High School students and performances by Huntington and South Huntington students will be featured.

The celebration begins at 6:30 p.m. at Walt Whitman High School.

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