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.
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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.