NAACP Recognizes retired, local educators

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By: News Email

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.

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  • by DaveF Location: Altha on Feb 28, 2011 at 06:17 AM
    Since the term is no longer "Colored people", shouldn't this be NAAAAP?
  • by Jeremy Location: Port St. Joe on Feb 28, 2011 at 02:52 AM
    James, You are living in a utopia is you believe everyone is treated equal. Yes, everyone is equal; however they are STILL NOT treated equal. I know by the racist jokes I hear, the racist emails I receive, the attitude towards other minorities is sad!
  • by James Location: Pc on Feb 26, 2011 at 08:14 PM
    I hoped They Recognzed all retired educators in bay county and not just African Americans everyone is equal
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