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TCC unveils honorees for annual African-American History Calendar

Posted at 6:34 PM, Jan 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-21 07:48:25-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — African-American History month begins in a couple of days and Tallahassee Community College wants to make sure they preserve the history of those who are making history today.

That's why for the past 20 years the college has released its Cherry Hall Alexander African-American History Calendar.

It features difference makers in any sector of the Leon, Wakulla, Jefferson or Gadsden County communities.

One of those was attorney Mutaqee Akbar, who's father also received the award 10 years ago.

"That's why this calendar is so important. It gives the younger kids, the people in high school, middle school, elementary school, someone the opportunity to look at people and see who they want to be like," said Akbar.

13 People are honorees like Dr. Michelle Gayle, a leader in the education field.

Each month on the calendar highlights an individual as well as their latest achievements with an extra page dedicated to the president's award honoree

The calendars are free.

The list of honorees are listed below:

Mutaqee Akbar

Anthony Jones

Dianne Williams Cox

Royle King

Pastor James Mack

Malinda Jackson-James

Andrea Friall

Roy Moore

Michelle Gayle

Nicole Everett

Willie Williams

Elaine Bryant

Robert Bowen