LKN Chamber celebrates Black History Month

Ada Jenkins in front of the building that houses the Ada Jenkins Center in Davidson. Photo | Ada Jenkins Center

Miss Ada Jenkins, the namesake for the Ada Jenkins Center in Davison, will be featured when the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce celebrates Black History Month, Tuesday, Feb. 21. Photo | Ada Jenkins Center

Feb. 2. The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce will celebrate Black History Month with a Lunch n’ Learn diversity program examining African American community leaders who made a generational impact on the Lake Norman region.

The event takes place 11:45 am  to 1:30 pm Tuesday, Feb. 21, in the board room, 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius.

Panel discussion

A panel discussion will focus on the life of Ada Jenkins in Davidson, the Torrence Lytle School in Huntersville, and the Smithville Community in Cornelius.

Dan Houston, the 2023 diversity chairman, will emcee a presentation featuring Ron Potts who was born and raised in the Smithville Community.

Also featured is Ruby Houston from Davidson who will speak to the life and work of Ada Jenkins for whom the Ada Jenkins Center in Davidson is named.

Joining the discussion is Betty (B.J.) Caldwell who will speak to the impact and founders of the Torrence – Lytle High School in Huntersville.


While intended for chamber members, the Lunch n’ Learn is open to the public, but seating is limited to the first 30 who RSVP at 704-892-1922.

The program is also available virtually via ZOOM by calling the chamber for credentials or by emailing.


One Response to “LKN Chamber celebrates Black History Month”

  1. Please count me n.

    Posted by Martha Louis | February 15, 2023, 12:23 pm

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