ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — It’s February 1, and the start of Black History Month.
Gov. Larry Hogan is recognizing historic African American figures in Maryland’s history.READ MORE: Man Injured In Shooting In Essex, Baltimore County Police Say
The governor announced a partnership with the Banneker-Douglass Museum and Rev. Tamara Wilson, who is chair of the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture.
They will highlight the contributions of iconic Black Marylanders in our state’s history and future.
I have issued a proclamation recognizing February as #BlackHistoryMonth in Maryland. We’re proud to partner with the Banneker-Douglass Museum to highlight the invaluable contributions of Black Marylanders to our state’s history and heritage: pic.twitter.com/nISfrXynKNREAD MORE: Judge Rejects Motion To Release Maryland Man Who Allegedly Beat Officer With Bat During U.S. Capitol Riots
— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) February 1, 2021
In Baltimore County, County Executive Johnny Olszewski announced a conversation series that will discuss Black leaders’ successes and efforts to make the county more inclusive.
The conversations will be streamed on the county’s Facebook page. They include:MORE NEWS: 'Game-Changing' Johnson & Johnson Single-Dose Covid-19 Vaccine Meets Requirements For Emergency Use Authorization, FDA Says
- UMBC President Dr. Freeman Hrabowski
- February 3, 6-7 p.m.
- Baltimore County Council Chairman Julian Jones
- February 10, 7-8 p.m.
- Maryland House Speaker Adrienne Jones
- February 16, 6-7 p.m.
- Board of Education Chair Makeda Scott
- February 25, 7-8 p.m.