Reginald L. Pugh, the president and chief executive officer of the Columbus Urban League since 2002, will be the guest speaker as Fort Benning observes Black History Month with a luncheon at the Benning Club.
Pugh, a former Army officer, will adress the theme "Carter G. Woodson and the Origins of Multiculturalism" at the 11:30 a.m. affair.
The PJS Music Group will provide musical and dance selections as part of the program.
Black History Month began as Negro History Week in 1926, the idea of African-American author and scholar Woodson. In February 1976 the event was established as Black History Month.