Black History Month event set for Saturday in Fort Dodge

February is Black History Month and in that spirit a program honoring local African American history will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Fort Dodge Public Library.

Black History Month is a good time to walk down memory lane, said Sherry Washington, president of the Pleasant Valley Awareness Committee and the Fort Dodge NAACP.

“It’s great to hear the stories of how folks grew up, some with separation — others without. But at the end of the day the roads cross one way or the other,” Washington said.

Speakers will include Julia Naylor, a Fort Dodge native, who will give a talk entitled “Growing up Black in Fort Dodge.” Charlene Washington, of Fort Dodge, will discuss some Mississippi home remedies folks used when doctors were not available.

Southern homemade cakes and pies will be served. This event is free.