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Fort Sill Hosts Black History Celebration Luncheon

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FORT SILL Okla_ Fort Sill celebrated Black History Month Thursday, as soldiers and guests of the 434th Field Artillery Brigade packed the Patriot Club.

Thursday was the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th anniversary of the historic march on Washington. That was the site of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, "I Have a Dream" speech.

Cameron University Vice President Albert Johnson, Jr. was keynote speaker.

"If we don't pass it on, our ability to share that knowledge for people to understand those struggles really don't get moved," Johnson said. "It just stays, and when they pass on, it passes on with them."

Johnson said in the closing remarks that the Emancipation Proclamation has had a direct effect on the Lawton/Fort Sill community, and the community's diversity is helping the city to prosper.



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