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Posted on: February 7, 2024

*BLACK HISTORY MONTH IN SUN PRAIRIE*

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*BLACK HISTORY MONTH IN SUN PRAIRIE*


Black History Month originates from the establishment of Black History Week led by Carter G. Woodson, Minister Jesse E. Moorland, and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. After fifty years from the first celebration of Black History Week in 1926, it has evolved and expanded into Black History Month.

This time serves as a reminder to reflect and teach about the injustices inflicted upon Black and African Americans lives while honoring the many contributions that have been made politically, economically, and culturally by members of the Black and African American community. 


- - -PROCLAMATION- - - 
On Tuesday, February 6, Mayor Paul Esser presented a proclamation during the City Council meeting announcing February as Black History Month in Sun Prairie. You can view that here: https://videoplayer.telvue.com/.../O1KDXx.../media/853131...


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Sun Prairie, a growing and evolving community, is eager to preserve its rich history. Sara Milewski, host of Sun Prairie Stories, and Jake King, Communications and Diversity Strategist, are teaming up to collect and archive stories from Sun Prairie's Black and African American community members. We invite you to participate, share your history, and contribute to the collective narrative of Sun Prairie. Join us for a recorded session and help us capture the essence of your experiences in our thriving community. For specific questions about this project, please contact Jake King at jking@cityofsunprairie.com. Please note that these are only audio recordings.
 - - - COMMUNITY EVENTS - - -
Sun Prairie Schools Department of Systemic Equity & Inclusion are hosting two community events to honor and celebrate Black History Month! Check out the Be sure to check out the 50 Years of Hip-Hop Gallery Walk on Tuesday, February 27th and Annual Soul Food Dinner on Friday, February 23rd!

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