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2/18/06-Tyler

Local Youth Celebrate Black History Month

During the month of February, America is called to reflect on the contributions made to our country by African Americans. Today, high school students attended a Black History Leadership Forum in the Smith County Courthouse. Local public officials, such as judges, commissioners and city councilmen attended to discuss the importance of education and public service.

"We want to stir up those dreams, stir up those visions, stir up those aspirations to a new generation where they can serve and want to serve and want to vote," said event organizer, Reverend Jerome Milton.  This is the Black Leadership Forum's first year. Reverend Milton says they hope to continue it next year.

Molly Reuter reporting, mreuter@kltv.com

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