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Posted on: January 31, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Black History Month Community Events


February is Black History Month and some of our local schools and facilities have ways you can celebrate. See below for a host of events to fill up your calendar with!


Joliet Junior College

March 4: Black Panel of Excellence

March 9: Black Alumni at Work – Virtual Panel

For more information and registration:


White Oak Library

All month long, the Romeoville branch will have a Black History Month book display in their Children’s Department.


Black History Month can be traced back to Dr. Carter G. Woodson, founder of the Association of the Study of African American Life and History. He presented the first celebration of Black History Week in February 1926. President Gerald Ford later issued a proclamation in 1976 to extend it to Black History Month.

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