City Of Lanett Recognizes Local African Americans For Their ImpactFebruary 15, 2021
LANETT- On Monday, the Lanett Mayor, and Council recognized African American community leaders in observance of Black History Month. Those honored included the late Mrs. Erma Ruth Johnson Harris, who who consistently fought for equality in a variety of issues. Family including daughters Ruthie Jones, Gwen Harris-Brooks, Delores Clemonts, Phyllis Morgan, grandson Robert Brock, and great granddaughter Mikaela Booker were on hand to represent the late Erma Ruth Johnson Harris.
In addition, Janie L. Huguley, who was unable to attend was recognized for her community commitment, as well as her mark on the youth. Mrs. Huguley was represented by her daughter Netitia Lynch, and her husband Melvin Green.
Afterward, Mayor Kyle McCoy recognized Lt. Teddy Morris, a former police chief, who was the city’s first African-American to fulfill that role, and current city’s current building inspector. Morris served as chief from police from 2006-09.
Marvin Moss, and Katie Walton were also recognized for their contributions, but were unable to attend due to health reasons.
The city of Lanett stays committed to highlighting those that have made a difference, and continue to do so.