Project celebrates Milford’s heritage

The Milford Area Black Heritage Project was held at the Milford Firefighter’s Community Hall Feb. 25.

Several hundred people attended the festival, which was designed to coincide with the conclusion of black history month. The event was sponsored by the Milford Ebenezer Baptist Church, and was held under the direction of event chairperson Karen Gans-McKitric and Ebenezer Church associate Rev. Thomas Graves Jr.

This is the first year that the church has done this as a community project, but the Ebenezer Church has been doing a black history program for nearly 20 years.

“A friend of mine named Doris Buckner and I were on retreat together and we were talking about ways to commemorate black history,” said Gans-McKitric. “We came up with the black heritage project idea and it grew from there.”