By Sandi Waibel
Member, African American History Club
Want to learn more about our multicultural American history? If so, the African American History Club (AAHC) at Riderwood may be the perfect place for you. For example:
• Did you know that a Jewish person funded the building of 5,300 schools for Black children in the South in the early 1900s?
• Or did you know Charles Richard Drew, an African American physician, was responsible for America’s first major blood bank thanks to his invention?
• Or that Dr. Patricia Bath, also an African American, invented a device that refined laser cataract surgery?
If you have not already done so, now is the time to join the AAHC to learn even more. The club begins its new membership year Thursday, September 6, at 2:00 in Encore Theater and meets the first Thursday of each month through June 2019.
All are welcome, regardless of your race, religion, ethnicity, etc. I hope to see you there.