Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church celebrates Black History Month by honoring local community leaders

March 12, 2020

Photo by Yvonne Kemp

On Sunday February 23, 2020, Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church hosted their annual Black History Month celebration at 4057 N. Mayfair Road. As part of their celebration Mt. Ephraim honors local community leaders who have strive to make Milwaukee a better place.

This year’s honorees includes City of Milwaukee’s Office of Violence Prevention Director Reggie Moore; Milwaukee County Sheriff Department Director of Public Affairs and Community Engagement Faithe Colas (right); Coffee Makes You Black cafe owners Laurie and Bradley Thurman; MKE Black co-founders Paul Wellington and Rick Banks; the first Black female to run for mayor in Milwaukee, Lucille Berrien (grandmother of Faithe Colas); Deloris Carter (left), who has voted in every election since she was 21 years old (left); and Milwaukee County Sheriff Earnell Lucas. The event was coordinated by Will Moore, and was hosted by Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church pastor Rev. Dimitri Mack (center).