Celebrating Inspiring Lives During Black History Month

Former resident continues to inspire the community.

Each year during Black History month, Westminster Canterbury Richmond celebrates former resident Lettie Madison. Throughout her life Lettie Madison sought civil and social change. Author, scholar and beloved teacher, Lettie believed knowledge could lead to a better life for all. Her devotion to this principle made her the driving force behind hosting a Black History Symposium at Westminster Canterbury Richmond each year for more than a decade. In 2011 Westminster Canterbury recognized Lettie’s lifetime of achievement by naming all future symposiums in her honor. The Annual Lettie Madison Black History Symposium holds true to Lettie’s vision that all people should know more about the accomplishments of African Americans. Joining us this year were two Richmond speakers – The Rev. Sylvester “T” Turner and Mr. Ernest Wright. Through the telling of their personal stories, they inspired us to look for and work toward positive possibilities. For more about Lettie Madison, please watch this video.

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