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Black history month celebration in Newton County

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It's Newton County historical society's oldest and longest running event and it happens every February: Newton County's Black History Month celebration.

This year's theme was "It's a celebration" with music presented by the second baptist church choir and a message from speaker Harriett Page.

"We are paying homage to the ones that have gone on before us. You know I always like to say we are standing on somebody else's shoulders," event organizer Ida Smiles said.

Smiles has been a part of the celebration for the past 17 years and looks forward to it each year.

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