Mayor's Office

City of Flint presents African American History Program and Awards

Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley invites the community to attend a celebration of Black History Month, honoring the pioneering contributions of four honorees with Keys to the City.

The free African American History Program & Awards event will take place Wednesday, February 28, 1 p.m. at Berston Field House, located at 3300 N. Saginaw St. Flint, MI 48505.

Honorees will be recognized for lifetime achievement, visionary leadership, and community engagement.

Among the Key to the City honorees is Paul Newman, current Board Chair of the Mass Transportation Authority, and former General Motors executive and Flint Board of Education member.

Another honoree is David Munerlyn, former Flint Community Schools educator and administrator, as well as Greater Flint Afro-American Sports Hall of Fame inductee, known for his profound impact as a youth basketball coach.

Mayor Neeley will also award a Key to the City to Dewayne Harrington for his commitment to community engagement, youth mentorship, and his creative use of the tools of barbering to serve those in need.

Mayor Neeley will posthumously award a Key to the City to John Hightower for his contributions as a civil rights and labor leader, as well as business owner in Flint.