Each year Friends of Lincoln School Inc., previously known as Lincoln School Homecoming Committee, celebrates Black History Month in February.
As part of the celebration, Friends of Lincoln School purchases resources that show the significant roles African Americans have played and continue to contribute in the progress of this great country. The resources that are chosen can be used and enjoyed by the entire community, with particular emphasis on motivating the young people in our community.
Last year Friends of Lincoln School Inc. donated $100 each to Middlesboro Middle School, East End Intermediate School and West End Primary School to purchase high interest motivating classroom materials that highlight the special roles played by African Americans in our nation’s history.
This year FLS Inc. asked Steve Moore, owner of Steve Moore’s frame shop and gallery in Cumberland Gap, Tenn., to purchase and mount an inspirational African American picture that is now displayed in the Middlesboro Public Library.
The library staff graciously accepted and cooperated in assisting Moore to hang the picture.
Wallace R. Wade, president of FLS Inc., stated “There is a saying that a picture can be worth a thousand words” and if this is true he hopes this picture will encourage and inspire the whole community to never forget the past but always look forward to the future.