Bennett also noted how Rush Limbaugh was recently honored with the Medal of Freedom, selected over a 103-year-old Tuskegee Airmen survivor.
Many of the selections were light-hearted, representing a spirit of happiness and achievement.
Other readers included: Cheryl Hernandez, director of the Kenosha Literacy Council; Rev. Erik Carlson, of the Bradford Community Church; Zander Miller. representing the Kenosha Public Library; Christopher Bogan, a representative of U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin; and Jennie Tunkieicz, chief of staff for Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser.
Several youth aged 10 to 16 also read selections.
This year’s event was in honor of the late author Toni Morrison who passed away least year. Program host Adelene Greene, of the Coalition for Dismantling Racism, reminded the audience of Morrison’s works and how she had been an inspiration and model example of a writer who had made her mark for Black History.
The sponsors included the Bradford Community Church, the Kenosh Public Museum, the Kenosha Public Library, the AAUW and the Kenosha Coalition for Dismantling Racism.