Banquet to honor Black doctors
The Black History banquet, held Feb. 10 and hosted by the Mount Olive Cemetery Historical Preservation Society, will honor the black doctors of Clarksville’s past and present, as well as the U.S. Colored Troops.
“I don’t feel like they (children) see enough of our past in a positive light,” said Mount Olive president Geneva Bell.
“They see slavery and bondage like it’s a stigma on us.
“Even though they were slaves, they survived.
“They were strong people. We are a strong people and they need the feeling that we overcame.”
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