The Month of February was selected as Black History Month because it marks the birth of Frederick Douglas, W.E.B. DuBois, Langston Hughes, and Abraham Lincoln, leaders whose actions greatly impacted the lives of Black Americans.
Despite all the progress, the legacy of slavery and segregation still persists in our nation in the forms of Mass Incarceration, the school-to-prison pipeline, racial profiling, educational inequalities, housing and employment discrimination, racism and bias.
The contributions African Americans made and continue to make in building our nation’s infrastructure and economic strength, as well as to our history, music, arts, national defense from the Revolutionary War to present-Day military operations, written words and discoveries, and inventions are often overlooked.
In 2024, Black History Month honors the theme of “African Americans and the Arts.”
The City of Roseville invites all members of the Roseville Community to renew their commitment to inclusion, racial equality, justice, creating a community where all belong, and to participate in activities designed to advance the cause of freedom and equality for all.
The City Council declares February 2024 to be Black History Month in the City of Roseville, County of Ramsey, State of Minnesota, U.S.A.