Panama City-- The Bay County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People took time Saturday night to honor retired teachers and those who have passed away.
As part of black history month, the NAACP is recognizing retired educators and paying tribute to those who have passed.
Saturday evening, a couple hundred people gathered at Oscar Patterson Elementary in Panama City for a special ceremony, "African American in Education."
President of the local branch, Dr. Rufus Wood, says it's important we don't forget all of the sacrifices so many teachers have made.
Saturday evenings recognition of educators is just one of many events the NAACP has organized during the month of February-- black history month.