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February 23, 2013

Black History Month

BECKLEY — Culminating a week celebrating February as Black History Month, Ashley Williams, left, a member from the traditionally black female sorority Delta Sigma Theta, reads appropriately themed books to Tansy McKinney’s second-grade class at Beckley Elementary School Friday. Schools throughout Raleigh County have been presenting relevant programs throughout the month.

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