Saturday, December 11, 2010

Corrine Reid-Owens hold back tears as she thank people for honoring her.

A small ceremony honoring Corinne Reid-Owens took place at noontoday, at the Transit Center on State Street.

The center was renamed the Corinne Reid-Owens Transit Center in honor of Racine’s long-time human rights and quality education for all activist. Saturday’s event commemorate the completion and installation of the lighted entrance sign to the Transit Center.

The Boy Scouts of America Troop & Pack 181 of Wayman AME Church assisted in the unveiling. 8th District Alderman Q.A. Shakoor II, who serves as Committee Chair, and other members of the Ad Hoc Committee were also present at Saturday’s ceremony.

“Every once and a while you get to meet a unique person like Corrine Reid-Owens who has had such a positive impact on so many lives,” said Mayor John Dickert to about 40 people who attended the event. “We are dedicating this center in her name so everyone who comes to Racine can see what an important person she was and still is.”

A larger, inclusive ceremony will take place in February of 2011 to dedicate the plaque that goes with the renaming of the center. Both ceremonies are open to the entire community

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