Aurora celebrates accomplishments of local African-American leaders and students at Heritage Dinner

The city of Aurora’s African-American Heritage Advisory Board celebrated the end of Black History Month on Friday night during the 14th annual Heritage Dinner at the Gaslight Manor in Aurora.

The event featured the awarding of scholarships to high school seniors, the recognition of community members and the advisory board’s African-American leader of the year — an honor bestowed on Metea Valley Principal Darrell Echols.

Clayton Muhammad, director of community relations and public information for the city of Aurora, and former chairman of the Heritage Board, said the 2018 version of the annual dinner was significant for two reasons.

“This is the first time we’ve had an African-American mayor here in Aurora since the advisory board was created, and this year is also…

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