Locals discuss Black History Month in our community


BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – Black History Month is a time to celebrate diversity and equality and to learn more about how African Americans helped shape our country into what it is today.

A few locals share stories about black history in our area and how it help shape Bay County into what it is today. (WJHG/WECP)

“We should never forget those who paved the way and made it possible to be where we are and who we are,” said Bay County Branch of the NAACP President Dr. Rufus Wood Jr.

Several locals say it’s important to know how people like Fredrick Douglass, W.E.B Du Bois, and Booker T. Washington impacted our society. It’s also important to talk about black history specific to our community.

“If you don’t know where you’ve come from, you certainly don’t know where you’re going to. It’s so important that we know our history and we value our history,” said Dr. Wood.

Leon Miller, Lynn Haven’s first black city commissioner, said locals can visit places like the Bay County…

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