Pan-African flag raised for 1st time in Town of Ramapo to honor Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, the Pan-African flag was raised for the first time Wednesday night in the town of Ramapo.
The flag raising was just one of many components that were a part of the town's Black History Month celebration that took place at Town Hall.
The event began with opening remarks from town Supervisor Michael Specht and a performance from East Ramapo Central School District's alumni band.
The town awarded leaders who have made a difference in the community.
Nicole Hines was among the honorees.
Hines is the current president of Nyack's NCAAP.
She told News 12 what the honor meant to her.
"It means a lot because I am being honored along with some trailblazers who I stand on the shoulders of, who has [sic] done a lot of work within in the town," Hines said.