Reginald Pugh will speak at Fort Benning Black History Month luncheon

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.