Building A Legacy of Success – African American Hall of Fame Celebrates 32nd Annual Red, Black, & Green Ball, February 29, 2020

Annie Turnbo MaloneCarl AdamsEva JonesRonda GuytonSherry CannonSherry Harvey Davis, keynote speaker 2020 Inductees and Keynote Speaker The African American Hall of Fame will honor the 2020 inductees as part of the 32nd Annual Red, Black, and Green Ball celebration on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 5:45 p.m. at the Peoria Riverfront Museum. This is the premier … Continue reading Building A Legacy of Success – African American Hall of Fame Celebrates 32nd Annual Red, Black, & Green Ball, February 29, 2020

Family Traditions By Laraine Bryson

Black History Month is a reminder to honor our history as African Americans and to remember and honor our family traditions. Most African American families sacrificed much to insure the next generation had a better life, full of traditions, values, love and wealth. One of the traditions passed along in my family, was china and … Continue reading Family Traditions By Laraine Bryson

Dansby, Arkansas: Gone But Not Forgotten By Karen Hill Gallien

Have you ever heard of Dansby, Arkansas? If you were to do a Google search today, you wouldn’t find too much information. Dansby, Arkansas was a small community of former slaves and sharecroppers located in Lee County off of Rural Route 1. Although small in size, the people were loving and close. Everyone knew each … Continue reading Dansby, Arkansas: Gone But Not Forgotten By Karen Hill Gallien

Chasing An Unknown Destiny By Demario Boone Chief, School Safety Administrator, Peoria Public Schools

When I was a child, I always had issues with feeling lost. I had a mother that left me with my grandparents to be raised. She was 15 years old and dealing with substance abuse throughout her life. My father was also young, dealing with substance abuse and not in the picture. I had the … Continue reading Chasing An Unknown Destiny By Demario Boone Chief, School Safety Administrator, Peoria Public Schools

Instilling Education from my Ancestors By Cassiette West-Williams

When my late mother talked about her father, it was with sadness and a fondness for what he did. My late grandfather was Robert Boney, and I never met him. He died from the flu in 1940, when my mother was eight-years-old. I have never seen his birth certificate, but I do have the wedding … Continue reading Instilling Education from my Ancestors By Cassiette West-Williams

If Only I had Known The Details by Elijah Thorne Sansom

Updated 20200312 We tend to become more interest in our parents history as we get older when the knowledge would have been more helpful when we were younger! My father served in Burma during the war and i had no idea about the conditions and significance of his service. My father Elijah Sansom (1920-1995) was … Continue reading If Only I had Known The Details by Elijah Thorne Sansom