Housing Authority of Plainfield presents Black History Month event with proceeds benefiting scholarships in the community

The Housing Authority of Plainfield celebrated Black History Month with residents and the greater Plainfield community Friday at Richmond Towers.

The event was sponsored by the Plainfield Culture & Heritage Commission, HAP, Premier Community Development Corp. and the Joanne Hollis Gardens & Richmond Towers resident associations.

The guest speaker, Pastor Mae Belin, led the discussion titled Black History Month 2024: Black Resistance.

Proceeds from the event are going toward the HAP/PCDC Scholarship Fund and support the Plainfield community to prosper. Scholarships range from $500 to $1,000 and are awarded in pursuit of post-high school studies at college, university or post-secondary educational institutions.

Those who are interested in contributing may learn more here.

“Every February, I place great importance on taking the time to honor Black History Month. As an organization deeply connected with the Black community, all of us at the Housing Authority of Plainfield are celebrating the legacy of the incredible Black leaders who came before us. Acknowledging their accomplishments and understanding our past helps us shape the future of American history,” HAP Executive Director Randall Wood said.