By Tia Lynn Ivey
Four outstanding African-Americans were honored at the annual Living Legacy Gala last weeked, an event of the Morgan County African American Museum. This year’s honorees were Maxie Jones, James Edwards, Rev. Hoke Smith, and Henry Veasley.
The Living Legacy is a series that honors those who have persevered in spite of tremendous odds. Living Legacy Gala, an event orchestrated by the Morgan County African American Museum (MCAAM), which aims to highlight the work and achievements of local older African Americans while they are still living.
“These individuals were honored because they have persevered in spite of tremendous odds that were often against them and still, they never allowed their light of purpose to be extinguished. Our honorees are ‘Profiles in Courage’ and trailblazers in their chosen fields of endeavor,” explained Cheryl Bland, director of the MCAAM.