2018 Black History Month Celebration


Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., the Hammond Human Relations Commission and Department of Community Development will host a Black History Month Celebration on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Hammond City Hall, 1st floor lobby. The festivities will begin at 10:00 a.m.  The theme for this year’s event is “Celebrating those in Media and Entertainment”.

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., the Department of Community Development, the Black History Coalition Committee and the Hammond Human Relations Commission, will host the 2018 Annual Black History Month Celebration. The celebration will take place on the first floor of City Hall located at 5925 Calumet Avenue, on Thursday, February 1, 2018, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

As part of this year’s celebration, we will be recognizing phenomenal individuals in media/entertainment. Andre Montgomery, Accomplished Artist, John J. Watkins, Photographer with The Times Newspaper, Jordan Beasley, PR/Communications Associate with the Windy City Bulls, Jamahl L. King, CEO of S.T.E.P.S. Event Planning Firm, Rev. C.N. Maxx Frank, Grammy nominated Gospel Musician, Producer, Singer and Songwriter, Johnnie “Smurf” Smith, Grammy nominated Musician, Songwriter, Producer, Pianist, Organist and Musical Director, Crystal Taliefero, American Multi- Instrumentalist and Vocalist, and Jeffrey W. Morrow, Accomplished Singer, Voice-over artist, Arranger, Voice Coach, Producer and Contractor. These individuals are being honored because of their stellar accomplishments, achievements, and successes.