Province proclaims February as African Canadian/Black History Month

The provincial government has proclaimed February is African American – Black History month across Saskatchewan.
The province says this is an opportunity to learn more about the many accomplishments and contributions made by persons of African American heritage in our province.
The Saskatchewan African Canadian Heritage Museum will be kicking off Black History Month through an event held today at the MacKenzie Art Gallery, and will conclude celebrations at the Government House on Feb. 25.

“It is important to acknowledge the contributions African-Canadians have made to our province and to understand the vital role played in our history,” said SACHM Executive Director Carol LaFayette-Boyd in a media release from the province.  “As we near the end of the United Nations declaration of International Decade for People of African Descent 2015-2024, SACHM is optimistic that the theme of recognition, justice and development is occurring and continues in Saskatchewan.”

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