Lucas County Commissioners Commemorate Black History Month

Wesley Harper, Com. Anita Lopez_ Com. Lisa Sobecki, Robert Smith, Com. Pete Gerken, George Snelling, Deb and Rick Hogan from The Juice 107.3

The Truth Staff

The Lucas County Commissioners kicked off their commemoration of Black History Month by acknowledging and honoring the efforts of two local groups to preserve local history.

Robert Smith of the African American Legacy Project and Washington Muhammad and Jodie Summers of the Community Solidarity Response Network received resolutions from the commissioners thanking them for being “silent warriors of history and trying to keep Toledo’s history alive.”

“No one will be erased from history,” said Pete Gerken, president of the Board of Commissioners.

“We want an opportunity to share our culture and contribute to the economic well-being of the community,” said Smith.

The African American Legay Project has memorialized the history and contributions of Toledo’s African American community and individuals during the past 20 years.

The Community Solidarity Response Network is s group active in social and political causes to advance the well being of the African American community.

Jodie Summers, Commissioners Anita Lopez and Lisa Sobecki, Rashid Spencer, Washington Muhammad, Commissioner Pete Gerken