Charles Connor never wanted a pat on the back.
If someone wanted to drop accolades on the Emma Reno Connor Black History Gallery, he was more than willing to take those on, but only in the name of the gallery. Connor only wanted recognition for the gallery, not for the work that he had put into it for many, many years.
Connor died last week. He was 93.
He and his late wife, Emma, opened the gallery in 1989, filling it with items through their many travels.