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Published: Wednesday, 2/6/2008

MONROE FOCUSES ON AFRICAN-AMERICAN CONTRIBUTIONS

Viewing a display of Pride and Oppression: A Celebration of Black History Month, at the Monroe County Historical Museum on South Monroe Street in Monroe are, from left, Mackenzie Kegerreis, 10, and her grandmother, Cheri Weakly, both from Monroe. They are looking at a display featuring three generations of the Chappell family of Monroe: Sgt. Linold Chappell, a member of the 24th Infantry's 'Buffalo Soldiers,' his son, Lt. Roy M. Chappell of the 477th Bombardment Group Tuskegee Airmen, and Roy's son, Capt. Brian K. Chappell of the Air Force Command Space and Missile Operations.

NBRN pride07p  02/02/08  The Blade/Dave Zapotosky Caption: Tevyn Cole, 15,  talks about his School Me line of clothing at the opening of  Pride and Oppression: a Celebration of Black History Month, at the Monroe County Historical Museum, in Monroe, Mich., on Saturday, February 2, 2008. His brother, Donovan Cleggett, 8, models some of his clothing, left.  Tevyn is a freshman at Milan High School.  His clothing featuring inventions by African Americans,  is "designed to inspire and motivate today's youth to recognize the achievements of those before them." Summary: Please get shots during this event: The Monroe County Historical Museum, 126 S. Monroe St., will feature Pride and Oppression: a Celebration of Black History Month, as a special exhibit during February 2008. The grand opening celebration is 1 p.m. Feb. 2.  Tevyn Cole, a freshman at Milan High School, also will give a lecture on Feb. 2. NBRN pride07p 02/02/08 The Blade/Dave Zapotosky Caption: Tevyn Cole, 15, talks about his School Me line of clothing at the opening of Pride and Oppression: a Celebration of Black History Month, at the Monroe County Historical Museum, in Monroe, Mich., on Saturday, February 2, 2008. His brother, Donovan Cleggett, 8, models some of his clothing, left. Tevyn is a freshman at Milan High School. His clothing featuring inventions by African Americans, is "designed to inspire and motivate today's youth to recognize the achievements of those before them." Summary: Please get shots during this event: The Monroe County Historical Museum, 126 S. Monroe St., will feature Pride and Oppression: a Celebration of Black History Month, as a special exhibit during February 2008. The grand opening celebration is 1 p.m. Feb. 2. Tevyn Cole, a freshman at Milan High School, also will give a lecture on Feb. 2.
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Tevyn Cole, 15, a freshman at Milan High School, talks about his 'School Me' line of clothing, which pictures inventions by African Americans. He said the clothing is meant to 'inspire and motivate today's youth to recognize the achievements of those before them.' In the background is Tevyn's brother, Donovan Cleggett, 8.





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