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  • M.O.T. children learn about going down in Black History Month

  • Fraternity brothers from the Psi Iota chapter of Omega Psi Phi visited the children and taught them about some of their members who have gone down in history.
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  • Some of the children who attend the Middletown Boys & Girls Club on Main Street got a special look into Black History Month last week.
    Fraternity brothers from the Psi Iota chapter of Omega Psi Phi visited the children and taught them about some of their members who have gone down in history.
    Omega Psi Phi is a nationally African-American fraternity with about 60 members in the Psi Iota alumni chapter and more than 100,000 nationwide.
    Among the fraternity's alumni are Michael Jordon, Ray Lewis, and Col. Charles Young, the man who would have been the first black general in the United States military if it weren't for racism at the time, said member Greg Bunkley.
    To get involved, the kids, who range in age from 8 to 13, each gave a presentation about a famous member of Omega Psi Phi.
    "Black History Month education is so important," said Boys & Girls Club child care director April Samuels. "It teaches history, culture, and backgrounds, and that they can continue to do and be all that they can do and be, regardless of their circumstances."
    The 30 children who attended the presentation Feb. 21 are all from the M.O.T. area.
    Samuels said that she wanted to see the children walk away from the presentation knowing that one day they can become famous and that they too can go down in history.
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