The first Black History Month Luncheon and Celebration hosted by the office of the Shelby County Register of Deeds was highlighted by honoring eight Shelby County Legends’ introduction to Shelby County Archives.
“This event has a twofold meaning for me,” said Shelandra Y. Ford, Shelby County Register of Deeds. “Not only did I want to honor Shelby County legends, I wanted to introduce you all to the Shelby County Archives. …
“The Archives has so much to offer. I visualize college students doing research papers with information stored here, school children taking field trips and getting a history lesson, and Shelby County Citizens just coming in to enjoy the history of Shelby County Tennessee.”
The honorees were:
Yvonne B. Acey and David Acey Sr., Africa in April,
Calvin Anderson, The New Tri-State Defender,
Dr. Beverly G. Bond, historian, University of Memphis,
Floyd Bonner Jr., Shelby County Sheriff,
Shelandra Ford, Register of Deeds,
Temiika Gipson, Circuit Court Clerk,
Dr. L. LaSimba M. Gray Jr., New Sardis Baptist Church,
Wanda Halbert, Shelby County Clerk.
GALLERY: Photos by Gary S. Whitlow
(NOTE: The TSD is developing a story on the luncheon celebration. Check back at TSDMemphis.com for the update.)