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Celebrating Black History Month
Wolford speaks to group at Magness Memorial Library
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Speakers and entertainers held the attention of attendees at the annual black history event. An inspirational song was presented by Willie Cameron, Bobby Knox and Maxine Weeden, before a presentation by the Global Education Center performers.
Pointing to the elegant photo portraits of beautiful women and carefree children at play, Wayne Wolford urged his Black History Month audience to take care of history.As the most prominent leader in the black community in Warren County today, Wolford praised the artistic excellence and technical skill of the curators and restorers of scores of glass-plate photo negatives from late 19th and early 20th century life in McMinnville. He addressed an audience Feb. 13 in the community room of Magness Library, where digitally restored photos from the Brady-Hughes-Beasley Collection will be on display the next few weeks.“There was a time,” the speaker said to light and guarded laughter, “that a [racially mixed] crowd like this was a no-no.” “Once upon a time people like me were called Negro.