The Alice Black History Delegation Celebration was hosted at the Coastal Bend College Saturday, Feb. 22. The celebration included music from the Alice High School Choir, prayers and words from Jim Wells County Sheriff Daniel Bueno and a presented proclamation from Alice Mayor Jolene B. Vanover, all to honor civil rights and black history month.

Black delegation leader, Ruth Ferrell spoke with great appreciation for her mother whom is recognized as the oldest black citizen in Alice.

Local student, Alondidas Evans recited the events winning essay with his words written honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

The event included keynote speaker Liza Wisner, she shared her story growing up in Kenya, Africa and her journey winning a golf scholarship and earned degree from Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi.

Wisner, spoke on honoring the generational freedom fighters from the past and being mindful for what they endured for the freedoms we share today; and the responsibility that holds to be present and active in our own communities.