Effingham Street Family YMCA Celebrates Black History Month

21 February 2018

Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating black history.

This past Monday, the Effingham Street Family YMCA celebrated the past, present and future leaders and achievements in the local African American community. Present were local athletes, artists and youth that showcased their growing talents. Take a look below at pictures from the event, and read more about the significance  and the history of Black History Month by visiting http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/black-history-month