McIntyre Hosts Congresswoman Donna Edwards at Black History Celebration
Congressman McIntyre was joined by Representative Donna Edwards, Reverend David Flowers, and his wife Margie Flowers for the 18th annual Black History Month celebration.
Washington, D.C.- On Sunday, February 9th, U.S. Representative Mike McIntyre and special guest, Congresswoman Donna Edwards, held the 18th annual Black History Month Celebration and worship service in Whiteville, N.C. at Central Baptist Church.
Representative Edwards, the first African-American woman to represent Maryland in the United States Congress, delivered this year’s key note speech in which she reflected on her own North Carolina roots and her journey to Congress. She also emphasized the value of community and the inspiration Americans can draw from civil rights heroes of the past and present.
In his introductory remarks, Congressman McIntyre spoke about the rich heritage of Black History Month and the invaluable contributions African Americans have made to eastern North Carolina and the nation.