The Pastors Wives of the Church of God in Christ second Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of Pennsylvania saluted several individuals during the Annual Black History Achievement Award Banquet Celebration last month.

This year’s celebrating theme was “Honoring the Past While Celebrating our Future: A Prelaunch Centennial Global Celebration Commemorating the Legacy of Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad,” as well as honoring volunteerism.

HONOREES—Michael Hellman, Eldrice Usher, Maxine Engram, Rubye Jenkins, Shelia Taylor, Robert Keenan III, Christine B. Luikart, Melvin E. Clark Jr., Theresa Orlando, Clarisse Jordan, Lisa M Dukes, Terry D. Fluker, Gwendolyn Briley Strands, Donald Walker and Mayor Dwan Walker were the special guests of the evening. (The names are not in any order and two honorees were not present.) (Photos by Jackie McDonald)

It was held at the Grand Ballroom at the Marriott Hotel in Coraopolis.

Every month is Black history achievement month, not just February.

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