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Cosby Center Observes Black History Month

Story By: Brigitte Coles

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 2/5/2014

February is Black History or National African American History Month. The month long observance recognizes the achievements of Black Americans in U.S. history.

Black History Month is celebrated throughout the country with a variety of events and activities. The Cosby Educational Heritage Center in Mansfield is celebrating the month.

The Cosby Educational Heritage Center located on the first floor of the Ocie Hill Neighborhood Center, 445 Bowman St., features several exhibits which details the history of the Civil Rights Movement and the Underground Railroad stations in Ohio.

Rev. James E.Cosby, founder of the Cosby Educational Heritage Center, said Black History Month is important to all Americans not just African-Americans.

"Blacks and whites need to know more about Black History. As white people learn more about our history, our abilities to invent, our abilities to teach, it will tear down some of the stereotypes that people of other colors have about blacks," Rev. Cosby said.

"One of the reasons why Black History is so important is because its all of our history and it's American history. It's time for it to be part of that great melting pot that we have here in this country," Rev. Cosby said.

The center is open for tours Tuesday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m. during the month of February.

"We tried to get people to see that the road to freedom was paved with prayers, blood, sweat and tears. Without love we we would all be in the dark ages. Its about love and love is the only thing that keeps us together and moves us forward," Rev. Cosby said.

Cosby said the donation is $3 per person. To make an appointment contact the center at 419-756-2372.

   
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