The yearly acknowledgement of the contributions black people have made in this country and the world is underway, and, thanks to our president, it is more important than ever to embrace Black History Month. I suspect PresidentDonald Trump probably did not take a black history course when he attended Fordham University and later the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, but it should be pointed out that the cradle of civilization can be traced to the African continent.
One of the iconic structures on Youngstown’s East Side and the major neighborhood hub for recreation and community activities on that side of town is the McGuffey Centre. The center at 1649 Jacobs Road has been the focal point for decades for youngsters to play basketball and enjoy arts and crafts. For adults, it remains a convenient facility for meetings and social events. Many friendships were forged at the center, friendships that remain strong and viable to this day.
I want to use a story from my high-school past to introduce this month’s column. Ruth Cheloff, my high-school senior English teacher, often took time out in class to encourage us to go on to college. She raved about the Ivy League schools, Ohio and Kent State universities and Youngstown State. On this particular day, however, student John Lee could stand it no longer.
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