Shell and RBHY: Martin Luther King Beautification Day

The weather was crisp and clear on Martin Luther King Day 2004, as the RBHY Board and 90 volunteers from the Shell SERVE organization hosted a beautification project for the Historic District. The day began at the Gregory Lincoln School Auditorium, as Pastor Samuel H. Smith of Mt. Horeb Missionary Baptists Church shared in the rich history of the role the churches played in the building of a new life after slavery. RBHY and Shell volunteers met local families and learned about archaeology and historic architecture during a long but positive working day.