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2024 Black History Month Proclamation

Washington County Board of Commissioners proclaim February 2024 as Black History Month, honoring and affirming the many important contributions and rich diversity of Black community members.
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In celebration of Black History Month and this year’s theme of “African Americans and the Arts,” the Board of County Commissioners issued a proclamation designating February as Black History Month.

At their business meeting on January 30, the proclamation was read into the record by Washington County Public Health Deputy Division Manager, Dr. Folu Adeniyi, Washington County Learning & Development Program Manager Breanna Jackson and Jamila Osman, writer, educator and community organizer.

The proclamation celebrates and affirms the many ways that artistic and cultural movements have been led by people of African descent and set the standard for popular trends around the world. In all genres, including visual and performing arts, literature, fashion, folklore, language, film, music, architecture, culinary and other forms of cultural expression, African American influences have been enormously impactful to our nation and the world.

The Board encourages all County residents to reflect and learn about Black history and the many significant ways that African Americans have contributed to the arts.