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The Winston-Salem Police Department will celebrate Black History Month with a ceremony Sunday, Feb. 21, honoring the department’s early African-American police officers.

The celebration will be held at 2 p.m. at the Carl H. Russell Sr. Recreation Center, 3521 Carver School Road. Speakers will include Council Member Vivian H. Burke, the chair of the Public Safety Committee, Police Chief Scott Cunningham, and representatives for the late John Joyce, the first African-American police officer, and the late Lillian Bonner, the first African-American woman police officer.

The winners of the Recreation and Parks Department’s Police Pioneers coloring and essay contests will also be recognized. A reception for the guests will follow the ceremony.

Announcement and information [pdf]

For more information call City Link at 727-8000.

 

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