Proclamation Made in Honor of Black History Month
Hillsborough’s mayor has issued a proclamation in honor of Black History Month 2024.
“Black History Month is a vital opportunity to promote awareness, education and dialogue about Black history and culture in Hillsborough and our country. It helps us honor the legacy of the contributions of Black Americans and empower future generations,” Mayor Mark Bell said.
Each year, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History determines the theme for Black History Month, which is then endorsed by the American president. More information about the theme and the association’s history can be found on the association’s website.
“With this year's theme — African Americans and the Arts — I encourage all Hillsborough residents to take advantage of the numerous local opportunities to experience the work of African American artists through film, public art, live performances, educational programs and literature,” Bell said.
For Black History Month events in our area, see Orange County’s Black History Month calendar.