Minnesota African American Heritage Calendar Committee (MAAHC), announced the MAAHC Honorees for 2019.

This group is a combination of individuals who the committee says have made an indelible mark on history. With the theme of Inspiration, the honorees are recognized for their abilities to inform, inspire and enlighten.

“The 2019 honorees’ noteworthy accomplishments contribute to a historical legacy that led African-Americans from slavery to the presence,” said the committee in a statement. “During times of struggles, they modeled the necessary leadership required to inspire individuals and communities to change. MAAHC is honored to share their narratives as pathway possibilities for others throughout 2019 and beyond.”

The 2019 honorees are the Rev. Jia Starr Brown, the Rev. Steve Daniels, Imam Makram El-Amin, the Rev. Kathleen Gatson, the Rev. Brian Herron, the Rev. Richard D. Howell, Jr., the Rev. Jerry McAfee, the Rev. Runney Patterson, the Rev. Stacy Smith, the Rev. James Thomas, the Rev. Denise Warren and the Rev. Fred W. Washington. The Rev. Jessie Griffin is honored with the MAAHC Life Achievement Award and a Historical Recognition Award goes to St. Peter Claver Church.

The 13th Annual Calendar Unveiling Ceremony that will be held at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at Progressive Family Life Center, 1505 Burns Ave., St. Paul. The calendars are now available for purchase. To place an order email maahc2007@gmail.com or wh6k@aol.com or call (651) 263-5769.

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