Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in the history of the United States. The awards will be presented During the Gloucester Township Council Meeting on February 26, 2018, 10 nominees for this years were presented with awards celebrating their significant contributions in the area of community service, personal or professional achievements, or general good deeds that have impacted favorably on our citizens.
“It is truly a great tradition that we have here in Gloucester Township. Thank you to our honorees for making a difference in this community. I am so honored to be the Mayor of this great town especially when I see individuals like yourselves who are inspiring, motivated, who want to make a difference, and who are extremely talented. Thank you for being the role models that you are to our community,” said Mayor David Mayer.
Congratulations to all of the Black History Month nominees: Kwame Amonu, Nya Foster, Olaseinde Fakolujo, Gregory Mock, Makema Grimes, Lauren Hill, Paul Williams, Verna Karim, Jennifer Harley, and Grace Simmons.