Ad Spot

Romo, Carter honored at Black History Festival

MADISON – For the 19th anniversary of the annual Black History Enrichment and Enlightenment Festival, the event’s theme focused on “Sharing our Culture, Art in Education and Mentoring.”

“The festival brings culture awareness and understanding of the African-American culture to our youth and the community,” Rosie Douglas said. Douglas is President of Rosie’s International Services Inc., the event sponsor. COVID-19 drawbacks delayed the festival from its original date.

Students in local schools created artwork, and Huntsville Public Library displayed their designs.

Customarily, the program includes saxophonists, African drumming, gospel choirs, performing arts groups, Boys and Girls Club Choirs and youth talent. In addition, organizers presented Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech and a portrayal of Sojourner Truth.

Schools generated enthusiasm of the festival with their help:

* “Tuskegee Airmen Award” — Signed by Tuskegee Airmen President, Tuskegee Chapter – TAI. Essay winners from Mae Jemison High School, Blossomwood Elementary School and Williams Middle School – Gifted and Talented School received a “Tuskegee Airmen of Excellence Award,” along with four instructors.

* “Soldier of the Year Award” — Presented to SFC Manuel J. Romo with the Space Missile Defense on Redstone Arsenal.

Romo works as Program Manager for Army Strategic Command with the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command. “Thank you for the honor of being the Soldier of the Year. I’m very grateful for this prestigious award. I’m thankful for support that Mrs. Rosie Douglas from Rosie’s International Services Inc. and the City of Huntsville have provided to the soldiers of Redstone Arsenal,” Romo said.

* “Doctor of the Year Award” — Dr. Margaret Carter, Obstetrics and Gynecology, with Maternal Fetal Medicine and Family Medicine. Carter also is an honoree for Women’s History Month, observed during March.

“I’m always happy to associate with organizations that gainfully support the community,” Carter said. A native of Louisiana, Carter has lived in practically every Southern state. She completed undergraduate education at Howard University in Washington, D.C. and medical school in New Orleans, La. She serves on numerous boards, such as Thrive Alabama and Jack and Jill of America Inc.

Douglas congratulated recipients of the “Black History Teachers – Artist of Year Award” from Jemison, Blossomwood, Williams, New Hope Elementary School and Seminole Boys and Girls Club. Winners of the “Student Artist of Year Award” went to Jemison, Williams, Blossomwood, New Hope and Seminole club.

African-American “culture lives on in education, music, art, science, engineering, dance, food, family and friends,” Douglas said. “We’re looking forward to our next year’s event.”

For more information, visit Facebook/Rosie’s International Services Inc.

Bob Jones High School

Greenpower racing builds STEM skills and confidence

Madison

Madison Animal Rescue Foundation in need of new foster homes

Madison

How to submit your child’s “Letter to Santa”

Events

Neighbors: Community theater groups in Decatur to stage ‘ELF: The Musical’

Events

Driving Nights for Galaxy of Lights begin today at Huntsville Botanical Garden

Events

Polar Express Christmas Tree Trail lighting and Wassail Fest being held Friday in downtown Madison

Polar Express Christmas Tree Trail lighting and Wassail Fest being held Friday in downtown Madison

Bob Jones High School

Former Patriot named assistant director of coaching at North Alabama SC

Former Patriot named assistant director of coaching at North Alabama SC

Digital Version

Check out the new issue of Madison Living Magazine

James Clemens High School

James Clemens medical and drama students, first responders simulate trauma scene

Bob Jones High School

Scholarships at stake in American Legion oratorical contest

Bob Jones High School

Nichols’ podcast avers multi-disciplines feed theatre

Business

Town Madison becomes city’s first Arts & Entertainment District

Events

Asbury Church to present “Lessons & Carols: The Songs of Christmas” on Dec. 4

Events

Christmas at Burritt on the Mountain

Events

Madison Community Band to present “Christmas Journey”

Events

Winter Park at The Orion Amphitheater is now open!

Harvest

Still Serving Veterans named ‘Nonprofit of the Year

James Clemens High School

Markowitz, Odom and Wyche earn BBB’s ‘Torch Award for Ethics’

Bob Jones High School

Arslanbekov of Madison merits first place in von Braun Symposium

Harvest

Civic-minded groups help Madison’s blood supply

Events

Fantasy Playhouse’s “A Christmas Carol” to open Dec. 2

Bob Jones High School

Fantasy Playhouse uses grant for technical theatre lab

Events

Rocket City Christmas Light Show in Madison returns Friday

Bob Jones High School

Reflections fine arts gives outlet for students’ creativity

x