Black History Month is a time for recognizing the central role African Americans have in the history of the United States. It originated in 1915 when Carter G. Woodson and Jesse E. Moorland founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, an organization that researched and promoted achievements by Black Americans and people of African descent. This organization inspired nationwide celebrations and the month-long recognition we have today.
Below, we highlight two notable women in our community. Both District Court Judge, Denise Hartsfield and County Commissioner, Tonya McDaniel, serve on the SSFC Board to provide their Law and Community engagement and we appreciate their volunteer work on the Board!