(02/13/13) - In honor of Black History Month, the Genesee County Board of Commissioners paid tribute Wednesday morning to group of people who have made a difference.
Among those honored as Flint Area African American Living Legends were Lewis Driskell, Robert Ennis, Charlotte Williams and Sam Williams.
Also recognized was Norma Fairhurst, for her years of work with the Flint Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, as well as the Radisson Hotel.
Fairhurst also enjoyed a nice career performing with Motown Records. She made a habit of singing Flint's praises as she traveled around the world.
"It's nice to be honored during black history month for the work I have done in the community. Whenever we were being interviewed, they would say 'Where are you from?' and I would say 'Flint.' Barry Gordy would tell us to say we were from Detroit, but I would always say 'Flint,'" she said.
Norma Fairhurst is the mother of our very own photojournalist, Norm Fairhurst.
The County Commissioners will honor more Legends on Feb. 20 and 27.
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