AIM Celebrates Ribbon Cutting for Historic African American Community Center after Decades-Long Fight for Justice

Community Building

AIM Celebrates Ribbon Cutting for Historic African American Community Center after Decades-Long Fight for Justice

Monday, November 19, 2018
AIM

AIM celebrated the ribbon cutting for Good Hope Community Center, the last of four community centers in historically African American neighborhoods in Montgomery County, marking the end of rebuilding and renovation of the community centers in a fight for change that lasted more than a decade. For most of these neighborhoods' histories, they've been overlooked and neglected, unable to get even basic repairs in the community centers, while beautiful, new centers were being built in other parts of the county. AIM has held a series of actions at the centers since 2007, inviting council members to see for themselves the terrible disrepair that had been allowed to fester.