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Jake Oliver, Dr. Tim Tooten and Verletta White to be Honored at February 5th Ceremony

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz will recognize the 2018 recipients of the Louis S. Diggs Award, in a ceremony held during Black History Month to celebrate Baltimore County’s African-American heritage. This year’s honorees are Jake Oliver, publisher of AFRO-American Newspaper; Dr. Tim Tooten, WBAL-TV reporter and pastor of Harvest Christian Ministries; and Interim Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Verletta White.

 “I am proud to recognize these outstanding individuals whose life work represents a commitment to the celebration of the African-American experience in Baltimore County, and whose accomplishments inspire others to strive for success,” Kamenetz said.

Kamenetz created this annual award in 2016 to recognize individuals who demonstrate a commitment to promoting African-American history and culture in Baltimore County. The award was named in honor of local African-American historian and lecturer, Louis S. Diggs, who has researched and published numerous local history books and is President of the Diggs-Johnson Museum in Granite. 

The awards ceremony will take place on Monday, February 5 at 11 a.m. at the Owings Mills Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library, located at 10302 Grand Central Avenue, in the 3rd floor Meeting Rooms A, B and C. About 100 community members are expected to attend and the public is welcome. In case of inclement weather, the event will be postponed until Monday, February 12 at the same time and location.

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