Photo exhibit leads Turner Station Black History Month celebration
Wednesday, 13 February 2013 10:50
    The Turner Station Heritage Foundation will celebrate Black History Month with a pictorial exhibit highlighting many of the pioneers, churches, organizations and businesses that have contributed to the history of Turner Station.
    The exhibit, located at Union Baptist Church at 105 Main Street, will be open on Thursday, Feb. 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. and on Sunday, Feb. 17, from 1 to 4 p.m.
    The close of the exhibit will be celebrated at Union Baptist Church on Feb. 17 from 4 to 6 p.m. with a program honoring citizens Lorraine Hawkins and Thomas “Tidy” Bagley.
    Hawkins and Bagley were members of the community’s Progressive Association from the 1950s to the 1970s.
    During the month’s Black History Month celebration, donations will be accepted for the Henrietta Lacks Endowment Scholarship at the Dundalk campus of the Community College of Baltimore County.
    Donations will also benefit the Henrietta Lacks Legacy Group, which is working on local projects such as a museum.
    Additionally, shirts and copies of Rebecca Skloot’s book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, are available at Speed’s Grocery Center, 201 Main Street in Turner Station.
    For more information, contact Courtney Speed at 410-340-4888.