Norristown Police Capt. Willie G. Richet said that today's children can remember that the opportunities they have today were often made possible by those that came before them.
According to an article in The Times Herald, the Norristown Black History Committee plans to honor its heritage on Feb. 6.
"It is important for our young people to know more about their heritage. They can see what their forefathers went through in order for them to enjoy what they have today," said Richet, an organizer of the Norristown Black History Committee, to the Herald. "It wasn’t as easy for them."
The day's event will be held at Norristown Municipal Hall. Black History Month is traditionally celebrated throughout the month of February. According to History.com, it has been honored by each president since 1976.
The Norristown day will honor Lawrence "Jock" Livers Sr. Livers is known for as a famed track star at A.D. Eisenhower. He is now 90, and will be celebrated for his service in World War II, as well as being the first African American owner of a Pennsylvania inspection station in Montgomery County.
For the full story on the day's event, see this report in the Herald.