Verizon Supports Cultural Diversity in Maryland With a Free Black History Month Open House at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum
Verizon once again hosted a statewide Black History Month celebration and open house with government and community leaders at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture. The event was free and open to the public.
During the open house, guests explored the museum, recognized community innovators, and enjoyed a day full of educational activities and entertainment. There was food, educational gifts for the first 200 children, laptop door prizes and more. [ Read the press release ]
Guests at this year’s open house included Maryland Senator and President-Elect of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators Catherine Pugh; Maryland Delegate and Chair of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland Aisha N. Braveboy; Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler; and Bishop Douglas I. Miles, co-chair of Baltimore United in Leadership Development. The Baltimore City College Choir also performed during a special recognition program at noon.
During the special program, Verizon recognized key Marylanders in the areas of community service, education and healthcare. Recipients of the 2013 Verizon Community Innovator Award included:
Alycia A. Marshall, Ph.D., interim chair of the mathematics department of Anne Arundel Community College
Michael E. Cryor, president of The Cryor Group
Marietta A. English, president of the Baltimore Teachers Union and American Federation of Teachers – Maryland
Rev. Debra Hickman, M. Div., president and chief executive officer of Sisters Together and Reaching (STAR)
Harold Reid, executive director, Liberty Road Business Association
Joy Hill Whitaker, chief development officer of the Boys & Girls Club of Southern Maryland
Joan Jones, president of Bel Alton High School Alumni Association Community Development Corporation
Traviss A. Green, chief technology transition officer of Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Solutions
Prince George’s County
Earle Gumbs, president of Marlow-Hillcrest Heights Civic Association
Thurman D. Jones Jr., president of the Patriots Technology Training Center