Black history celebration held at Nixon-Times Community Garden

Black history celebration held at historic Nixon-Times Community Garden

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - On the final weekend of Black History Month, groups in Montgomery held a celebration of culture Saturday afternoon.

Organizers held a Black history celebration at the historic Nixon-Times Community Garden on Emerson Street.

Those in attendance commemorated the lives of E-D Nixon and Lucille Times.

Organizers held live paintings and allowed some to plant in the garden. There were also performances by dances from Alabama State University.

“We just want to continue to work on our community garden projects to show people that when you do stuff in the community, it brings the community together as one. So we just want to continue working,” said Young Men on a Mission Executive Director Nick Rankins.

Officials also announced the winner of the Black History Month art contest held by “Young Men on a Mission.”

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