As part of Black History month, one area church and youth center is getting involved in educating kids in the Wheeling area, and they’re extending that education to the public in a special exhibit.
The Laughlin Memorial Chapel in East Wheeling is hosting a special event later this month called “Come and See How Far We’ve Come”.
It’s an exhibit geared toward highlighting the more traditional aspect of ‘Black History’, like the start of slavery, to African-Americans like Harriet Tubman, but it also ties in the success stories and accomplishments of people who have been apart of history right here in Wheeling.
“On the 25th, we’re going to have a soul food dinner and we’re asking the community to come to the dinner and the exhibit and to our program, Rev. Daniel Mason said. “We’re also asking for donations to help us continue this program to get more material to help educate our kids.”
Reverend Mason says this event wouldn’t be possible without the help and hard work of Patti Miller who took the time to dig up and display a lot of the information for the event.