Large hall filled for Black History Luncheon

The first Black History Luncheon in Seneca drew 60 people. Eight years later, it’s an event that draws around 300 people, and it’s a crowd that often arrives early. The theme for this year’s event, presented by city government, was “Prisms in the Shadows.” The two main speakers addressed the importance of African American history—one of them being Brendal Tindal, an official of the International African American Museum under construction in Charleston. The luncheon is held at the Seneca Family Life Institute at the end of S. 3rd Street—the very property which, until 1939, was the campus of a black college.