Celebrating Black History Month

Dancers at the African American Heritage Committee’s 2007 Black History Month Special Event perform their dancing talents by performing a traditional African tribal dance February 23 at the Events Center. The event’s theme was “An Evening to Remember -- Celebrating Black History Month Together.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis Loza Gutierrez)

Dancers at the African American Heritage Committee’s 2007 Black History Month Special Event perform their dancing talents by performing a traditional African tribal dance February 23 at the Events Center. The event’s theme was “An Evening to Remember -- Celebrating Black History Month Together.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis Loza Gutierrez)

Karen Mitchell (left) and Master Sgt. David Bryan present Wendell Johnson (Center) with a gift as token of appreciation for Mr. Johnson’s more than 40 years of service to Goodfellow and his extensive participation in the base’s African-American Heritage Committee. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis Loza Gutierrez)

Karen Mitchell (left) and Master Sgt. David Bryan present Wendell Johnson (Center) with a gift as token of appreciation for Mr. Johnson’s more than 40 years of service to Goodfellow and his extensive participation in the base’s African-American Heritage Committee. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis Loza Gutierrez)

Capt. Tresa Strickland presents 15-year-old Christopher Russell with an African drum as a prize for correctly answering one of the quiz questions during the event. The young Mr. Russel was asked what did George Crum invent? Answer: The potato chip 1853. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis Loza Gutierrez)

Capt. Tresa Strickland presents 15-year-old Christopher Russell with an African drum as a prize for correctly answering one of the quiz questions during the event. The young Mr. Russel was asked what did George Crum invent? Answer: The potato chip 1853. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis Loza Gutierrez)

African American Heritage Committee dancers/performers pose for a group photo at the conclusion of the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis Loza Gutierrez)

African American Heritage Committee dancers/performers pose for a group photo at the conclusion of the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis Loza Gutierrez)

Comedian Courtney Gee delivers another funny punch line to the audience. “He was outstanding from start to finish. I couldn’t stop laughing,” Master Sgt. Frank Lubas said. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis Loza Gutierrez)

Comedian Courtney Gee delivers another funny punch line to the audience. “He was outstanding from start to finish. I couldn’t stop laughing,” Master Sgt. Frank Lubas said. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis Loza Gutierrez)

From left to right: Staff Sgt. Charmane Tatum, Airman 1st Class Mike Givan, 2nd Lt. James King and 2nd Lt. Brian Williams stomp the yard by demonstrating some step moves traditionally perfomed by African-American college fraternities and sororities as part of one of several dancing perfomances of the evening. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Randy Mallard)

From left to right: Staff Sgt. Charmane Tatum, Airman 1st Class Mike Givan, 2nd Lt. James King and 2nd Lt. Brian Williams stomp the yard by demonstrating some step moves traditionally perfomed by African-American college fraternities and sororities as part of one of several dancing perfomances of the evening. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Randy Mallard)

Staff Sgt. Charmane Tatum performs an African tribal dance during the evening. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Randy Mallard)

Staff Sgt. Charmane Tatum performs an African tribal dance during the evening. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Randy Mallard)

Guests watch a special slide presentation on Black history while Pastor Theodore Boone recites one of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speeches. “It was never boring. I enjjoyed the entertainment and I think the committee did an excellent job of educating guests about the contributions of African-Americans to American society. I really enjoyed the slide presntation too,” commented Airman 1st Class Stephanie Jackson. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Randy Mallard)

Guests watch a special slide presentation on Black history while Pastor Theodore Boone recites one of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speeches. “It was never boring. I enjjoyed the entertainment and I think the committee did an excellent job of educating guests about the contributions of African-Americans to American society. I really enjoyed the slide presntation too,” commented Airman 1st Class Stephanie Jackson. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Randy Mallard)