The Winston-Salem Police Department will honor its retired personnel and the winners of its Black History Month coloring and essay contests during its 4th annual Black History Month Celebration at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Hanes Hosiery Recreation Center, 501 Reynolds Blvd., Winston-Salem. The public is invited.
At the program, retired Assistant Chief Michael McCoy and retired Lieutenant James Berry will be honored for their service. The late Doris Kinard, who died last May, will be honored posthumously for breaking barriers as the first woman and the first African American to serve as public safety communications director.
The school children who won the department’s Black History Month coloring and essay contests will be recognized, and the Galilee Missionary Baptist Church Choir will perform.
Also participating will be Mayor Allen Joines; Council Member and Mayor Pro Tempore Vivian H. Burke, the chair of the Public Safety Committee; and Council Member James Taylor Jr., the vice chair of the Public Safety Committee.
Photos from the program on Flickr