February is Black History Month and the City of Rockford has various programs diplicting the advancement of the Black Rockfordians. Some of the events taking place to check out are the following:
Feb. 5, 2013 - "Black Rockfordians," their Journey Through the Forest City from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, on Feb. 5 at the North Suburban Library, 6340 N. Second Street, Loves Park, IL.
The program is based on the book "Black Rockfordians," will share the experiences of 66 Africans Americans who have lived in the Forest City for 25 years or more. The original members of the oral history project will also show a film based on the book and answer questions. For more information you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.northsuburbanlibrary.org.
Feb. 22, 2013 - 32nd RAMM Scholars Banquet. The Rockford Association for Minority Management (RAMM) will host its 32nd annual RAMM Scholars Banquet at Giovanni's Restaurant and Convention Center, 610 N. Bell School Road, Rockford.
Social hour is at 6:00 pm followed by dinner and scholarship presentation at 6:45 pm. Scholarships will be awarded to area African American high school seniors, who have shown exceptional leadership through academic achievement, and community involvement. This year's keynote speaker is Jeff Johnson, award-winning journalist, social activist, political pundit and author of "Everything I'm Not, Made Me Everything I Am."
The cost is $75.00 for tickets, you can call Dennis (773) 960 - 1192 for more information, or Jessica at (815) 222 - 7140.