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Dane County Board to recognize Black History Month tonight

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The Dane County Board of Supervisors will recognize February as Black History Month when they meet tonight at 7 p.m.

Black History Month has been recognized annually by the United States since Feb. 12, 1926 and the resolution honoring Black History Month indicates that it is” important to recognize and commemorate the resilience, leadership, and cultural richness of the African American community, as well as to promote understanding and appreciation of the diverse experiences and narratives within Black history.”

“Black History Month celebrates the great achievements, heritage, and contributions of African Americans,” said County Board Supervisor April Kigeya (District 15) who is the second vice-chair.  “I’m pleased that the County Board is recognizing this very important month, but also want it to be a reminder that it is not limited to the month of February.  The accomplishments and contributions of African Americans should be celebrated throughout the entire year, and we also need to recognize that we have so much further to go in the fight for equity.”

Tonight’s board meeting will be both in person and virtual. For the agenda of the meeting, click here.