22 February Toledo Correctional Inmates Delve into Ohio’s Black History February 22, 2017 By ODRC Institutions, Toledo Correctional Institution (ToCI) ToCI, Black History Month, Essay, Carl Burton Stokes 0 Inmates at Toledo Correctional Institution took place in an essay writing contest in honor of Black History Month. A display in the housing block showcased many notable African Americans from Ohio. Each participant chose a noteworthy African American that interested them and researched their lives and achievements. What began as an activity in education into the history of our state, quickly turned into a source of inspiration for the offenders involved. Many spoke of perseverance and persistence in their essays, and a desire to make an impact in their communities like the individuals they researched had done. In a quote from the winning essay, “Carl Burton Stokes is proof that black poor men can rise above poverty and become productive members of society. His legacy will be embedded in our hearts and minds as people like us strive to walk in his likeness.” Related Toledo Correctional Partners with the Toledo Police Department Toledo Correctional Institution’s Goose Hill Urban Garden Benefits Local Community ManCI Black History Month LoCI's Black History Month Black History Month at ManCI NAACP Kicks Off Black History Month at GCI Comments are closed.