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Torrence Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church

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Civil rights leader to speak at Torrence Chapel AME Zion Church

    Feb. 7. The Torrence Chapel AME Zion Church will celebrate Black History Month with a guest speaker who walked arm in arm with Martin Luther King during the historic Selma to Montgomery March 53 years ago. The Rev. Dr. Jesse Lee Douglas, Sr., an early leader in the Civil Rights movement who marched […]

Martin Luther King Jr.

Come to Black History Month event at Town Hall Feb. 24

By Ron Potts. The Black History Month program at Town Hall each year looks at the history of families in and around the Smithville community. We’ve heard stories from the following families: Connor, Stinson, Grier, Nelson, Rivens, and Potts. We have also featured authors such as Lucy Withers McLean (No More Chicken Feet), Marshall Lowery (If […]