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NIAGARA FALLS – Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will honor the Rev. Richard D. Hague Jr., the senior pastor of Mount Erie Missionary Baptist Church, for his contributions to the community at the medical center’s annual Black History Month celebration at 11 a.m. Friday in its auditorium, 621 10th St.

Hague, who was installed at Mount Erie in 2001, is the chairman of the city Human Rights Commission.

He also serves on the boards of directors of numerous local organizations.

The theme of this year’s event is “The Doctor, Research and You.”

A health fair at 10 a.m. will be followed by the 11 a.m. luncheon, featuring keynote speaker David Blackburn, director of multicultural and international student affairs at Niagara University.

Emcee will be Denise Easterling, vice president of the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Commission, with musical selections by Diana M. Reeves and students from Niagara Street Elementary School.