Black History Month Being Celebrated in Old Town 

February is Black History Month, and folks from the Maine Human Rights Coalition plan to celebrate. James Varner, President of the coalition says this year’s activities take on special significance. This is the 100th anniversary of the founding of the NAACP, and our country has elected its first African American President. Varner says the election of President Barack Obama shows how far our country has come, and gives inspiration to all black Americans. “I don’t think of myself so much as a black American anymore, I think of myself as an American, and that’s the way it should be. And I think that ‘hey, my kids can be President of the United States’. Before it wasn’t possible.” The event by the Maine Human Rights Coalition will be held Sunday, February 22 from 5 to 7 in the evening at the Old Town United Methodist Church on Stillwater Avenue. Varner will offer a presentation on the importance of black history, as well as displays. There will also be a potluck dinner. For more information you can call James Varner at 827-4493.