Black History Month is a time when we take the opportunity to celebrate the outstanding contributions that African-American men and women have made throughout the history of our nation. The Laurel Historical Society celebrated Black History Month by opening the doors of the Cook House and welcoming visitors to look at the photos that the society had recently acquired during the estate auction of beloved Laurel native Jimmy Greene. The event also included photos of African-Americans from the Waller Photographic Collection. The photos that were on display were of varied mediums, such as tin and paper, and dated from the late 19th century and into the 20th century. The Jimmy Greene collection is available to view by members of the public by appointment during the Society's operating hours on Sunday afternoons.
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