COMTO Miami Black History Celebration Celebrating 35 Years of Making Transportation History

The 2021 Black History Theme is “The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity.” Our Black History Celebration is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history as well as our lives. Each Friday, we will send out a Celebrating Black History email, saluting a Black Leader. This year for Black History month we are paying homage to:
  • Our local leaders who have inspired us to pursue our dreams,
  • The many renown Black artists by creating Black culture inspired art,
  • Our Founder and the first Executive Committee of the COMTO Miami family by sharing the story of our beginning, the challenges they faced and their accomplishments.
Celebrate COMTO & Transportation Leaders Through Trivia via Zoom
Date: Thursday, February 11, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm 
Join us for a night of COMTO Trivia as we kick off Black History Month and our 35th Anniversary Celebration. The purpose of this event is to pay tribute to our local transportation and Chapter leaders and to test your knowledge of transportation and COMTO history. Learn about their challenges and accomplishments with a chance to win prizes. This fun and networking event is sure to leave you more knowledgeable about Blacks in Transportation.
Virtual Version of Paint N Sip Event via Zoom
Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021
Time: 6:30 pm
We invite you to come paint and sip your drink of choice with time to chat as well as enjoy Music. This event is a great way to decompress from work, COVID-19 news and reconnect with others. The cost is $25 which includes all the materials for the artwork. Grab your drink of choice, relax, and enjoy the art therapy! Supplies are limited and the DEADLINE TO PURCHASE AN ART BOX IS February 12, 2021 (reserved on a first come first serve basis). Paint & Sip is even better with friends and family so invite them to join us.
COMTO Miami Homecoming…Celebrating 35 Years in Transportation via Zoom
Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm
Share an Evening with the Chapter’s First Executive Committee, First Ex-Officio and Past Presidents. Meet our legendary Founder, Charles W. George, Sr., Eugene Morrison (Treasurer), Sylvester Johnson (Parliamentarian) and Karen Forshee (Secretary) and hear the story of our chapter’s beginning, as well as discuss the topic of how to attract Millennials into Transportation Careers. The Chapter will celebrate their Accomplishments, some of which were “the First Black” in many areas. In addition, our first Ex-Officio, Commissioner Dr. Barbara Carey Shuler will be on hand to share her best memories and COMTO success stories and the Chapter will pay post-humus tribute to our First VP, Carmen Hamm Davis. This will be a historic event like no other!