In a dedicated acknowledgment of the rich tapestry of history and the invaluable contributions made by Black people, the City of College Park proudly observes Black History Month. This annual celebration serves as a poignant reminder of the central role Black individuals have played in shaping our collective history.
The City of College Park takes pride in embracing the diversity within its Black community, recognizing individuals who self-identify as African, African-American, Afro-Latino, Afro-Caribbean, or Black. Throughout our city, Maryland, and the broader Black diaspora, this celebration honors the resilience, accomplishments, and enduring legacies of Black individuals.
Our City’s history is intricately woven with the significant roles and lasting contributions of Black residents. As we mark Black History Month, we reflect not only on the achievements but also on the ongoing struggle against racism. This year’s celebration gains particular significance as we confront historic challenges within our community, underscoring the imperative to build a society that aligns with democratic ideals.
Black History Month beckons all residents of College Park to honor those who fought against racism, striving to secure lives of dignity and opportunity for every member of our community. It is a time to pay homage to those who championed civil rights for all Americans, contributing to the strength of our families and communities.
Therefore, with heartfelt recognition, the Mayor and Council of the City of College Park proudly proclaim February as BLACK HISTORY MONTH. This proclamation extends an invitation to all residents to join in the collective effort to foster a world that is just, equitable, and prosperous for everyone.
Proclaimed this 6th day of February 2024.