At Fairmead Community & Friends February 22, 2016 community meeting more than 20 Fairmead community children ages 6 years to 14 years old performed a brief presentation to recognize African American individuals who played an important part in our history. All children who participated received an award of books, pencils and treats.
Guest speakers/Fairmead residents included Fred Gaines, Bob Tate, Yolanda Bustillos-Gomez and Barbara Brown Steele. The speakers shared their happy remembrances of living in the Fairmead community years ago. They also shared their wisdom of the importance of going to school, working hard and being proud of the community they live in.
Fairmead resident Betty Williams presented the poem “The Negro Mother” by Langston Hughes. Fairmead Friend Crystal Fletcher lead the group in singing the official National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) “Lift Every Voice and Sing” by James Weldon Johnson.