United Auto Workers hosts Black History Month celebration

The United Auto Workers Local 1112 Civil and Human Rights Committee hosted a Black History Month celebration Wednesday at the General Motors plant in Lordstown.

As part of the event, a $250 check was presented to Inspiring Minds, a nonprofit organization that provides summer and after-school activities for students in Warren while promoting leadership and successful life habits.

“It’s huge. We kind of break down our program into sections. We do everything from tutoring, to our mentoring component. We have to feed the kids, and some of our exposure, taking them to colleges, so every penny helps,” said Inspiring Minds Executive Director Deryck Toles.

A number of vendors also were set up to educate visitors about the history of the Civil Rights Movement.

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