NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – County officials plan to bring in Black History Month with a Pan-African ceremony and flag-raising tomorrow, Feb. 4, in the Hub City.
The Board of Chosen Freeholders and the county’s Young Democrats’ Black Caucus and legislative delegation will host the event, which is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. in the county administration building, 75 Bayard St.
The event will include a ceremony and service, which will honor a number of African-American leaders, and then a flag-raising, according to the county.
Honorees include Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, Middlesex County Sheriff Mildred S. Scott, a former councilman and retired U.S. Air Force veteran named Matt Vaughn, Rev. Ronald L. Owens of Metuchen, Red. Kenneth L. Saunders, Sr. and Reginald Johnson, president of the Metuchen chapter of the NAACP.