Women’s Industrial Service League Celebrates Black History Month
The Women’s Industrial Service League celebrates Black History Month with a gathering at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Inwood. Photos by Loretta Gibson.
On Saturday, February 23rd, the Women’s Industrial Service League, Inc. hosted a successful Black History Program at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Inwood, Long Island. The program consisted of breakfast, singing, poetry and a black history display table, as well as numerous informative historical readings which paid homage to African-American heroes. In addition, the oldest guest, Adam Dixon, and youngest, Madison Williams, were presented with books on black history. Reverend Darren A. Ferguson, Pastor of the Mount Carmel Baptist Church of Arverne, was the guest speaker. His speech included excerpts from his book, “How I Became an Angry Black Man: From Prison to the Pulpit.” He spoke about how God turned his life around. This event was another wonderful turn out for the Women’s Industrial Service League. The League expressed thanks to the officers and members, especially Program Coordinator, Dr. Doris Shackelford- McLeod; Mistress of Ceremonies, Deacon Lovett Glasgow and photographer, Loretta Gibson.
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