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Council Spotlight

Commemoration Celebrating Black History Month

On Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023, the full Council celebrated Black History Month with community members and leaders from Montgomery County. The celebration focused on this year’s national theme “Black Resistance” to commemorate how African Americans have united through generations to defeat systemic oppression.

Following comments from Councilmembers around the dais, Councilmembers Will Jawando and Laurie-Anne Sayles were joined by Emory Grove United Methodist Church Pastor Rev. Timothy Warner, Historic Emory Grove Rotary Club President Carolyn Taylor, Former Chapter President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Kenneth Clark and Chapter President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Michelle McNeil Gill.

Watch the commemorative video

Watch the proclamation on YouTube

View the photo album on Flickr

Black History Month Commemorative Video