From Harford County Government:
(Bel Air, MD) – February is Black History Month. The Harford County Human Relations Commissions encourages Harford County citizens to learn more by participating in local events.
The theme for Black History Month 2014 is “The Golden Jubilee of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.” The annual theme is selected by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. This organization was founded in 1915 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson. It continues to promote research, preserve, interpret and disseminate information about African American life, history and culture to the global community.
Black History Month was established to highlight the contributions of African Americans to the world. Local events include:
–Black History: A Living Museum presented by Black Youth in Action Youth and Adults on Sunday, February 16, 2014, 4:00 p.m., Helping Hands Ministries, 3237 Level Road, Churchville;
–Gather at the Table, Luncheon, Book Discussion and Signing, Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., HCC Student Center 243, Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air; and,
–Faces of Freedom Reception, exhibit opening reception, Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 1pm-6:00 p.m. at the Hays-Heighe House, Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air.
The goal of the Human Relations Commission is that the recognitions that take place during this month will inspire all to fulfill one’s own potential.