The Danbury branch of the NAACP recently recognized Fran Smith of New Milford.

Mrs. Smith was honored during the branch's July 1 celebration of Black History Month for her outstanding contribution to the documented history of the African-American.

Black History Month is celebrated twice a year -- in February and June.

In June, African-American families focus on and dedicate themselves to the enrichment of families through history, education, health and self-improvement.