Sunday, a local church took time to celebrate Black History Month and all that it stands for.
Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church hosted a special ceremony Sunday afternoon. The church's pastor said it was an opportunity to celebrate while connecting with the present and moving forward. Pastor Stanley Wright from Dekalb was the guest speaker.
"It is going down memory lane," Wright said. "And remembering all those whose life was spent trying to better a race of people."
"We are just thankful for the month," Mt. Zion Pastor Timothy Jones said. "And not only looking forward to celebrating for the month, but everyday. Just expressing our love for and gratitude for those who came before us."
Mt. Zion has been celebrating celebrating Black History Month all month long with special poems and readings during Sunday school.