City of Troy Honors African American Contributions to Community
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TROY - The Troy City Parks Department installed two new signs at the gazebo in McKaig & Race Park honoring the accomplishments and contributions of five African American leaders to the Troy community this week. Fostered by the Human Relations Commission with the support of dedicated local historians and volunteers, the signs discuss the work of:

  • Charles R. Ross, a civil rights activist and Troy’s first Black City Council member

  • Perlema W. and Grace L. Sewell, local philanthropists and advocates of racial equality

  • Charles R. Sharett, Jr., Troy’s first Recreation Director and a proponent of fair housing and equality

  • Lucille K. Wheat, an activist who promoted diversity hiring and integration in education and housing

   Troy Human Relations Commission invites the community to visit the markers at McKaig & Race Park to learn more about these community leaders and their contributions to Troy’s quality of life.