Leader Profile: Twin City Black History Association, Winner of Wilbur Award for Exemplary Community Leadership by an Organization

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Pictured: TCBHA president Novella Medlock – LT board President Eric Cain – TCBHA Board member Rae Thigpen

 The 2019 Wilbur Award for service by an organization was presented to the Twin City Black History Association (TCBHA), established in 1992 to unite the cities of Texarkana, Arkansas and Texas in the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Birthday and Black History Month every February.  TCBHA  showcases this rich history with activities of celebration, including a parade in downtown Texarkana, City Wide Church Service, a Youth Rally and a Sandra Calloway Scholarship Banquet. TCBHA gives scholarships to graduating seniors who have an interest in becoming educators. TCBHA is active in donating time and money to various organizations within the twin cities, including a major donation of school supplies each year to a number of schools in the Texarkana area as they give back to the community to make a difference the lives of our residents.

 “Example is not the main thing, it is the only thing.”  (Albert Schweitzer) 
As an organization committed to growing a community of leaders who help lead the way for community excellence, Leadership Texarkana lifts up exemplary leaders in our community as models for us all, showing what is possible if we choose to serve one another by investing time and effort in our community.”   Leadership Texarkana’s Wilbur Awards have been given annually since 1992, in memory of community servant and historian Wilbur Smith. Celebrating the power of one to positively impact our community, the Wilbur Awards are given in three categories, honoring adults, youth, and organizations to individuals and groups whose demonstrate exemplary leadership in the community and a commitment to working together for community excellence.

…. more honorees to be highlighted in WTL Txk to come!

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