Politics · February 1, 2021

Maryland Celebrates February as Black History Month

Governor Hogan Issues Proclamation, Partners with Banneker-Douglass Museum To Highlight Iconic Black Marylanders

ANNAPOLIS, MD (STL.NewsGovernor Larry Hogan has issued a proclamation recognizing February as Black History Month in Maryland.

“During Black History Month, we celebrate the heroism of Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Thurgood Marshall, and Black Marylanders from all walks of life who have shaped our state’s history and heritage,” said Governor Hogan.  “I invite all Marylanders to take time during the month of February to reflect on the invaluable contributions of Black Marylanders to our state and to our nation.”

To celebrate Black History Month, Governor Hogan has partnered with the Banneker-Douglass Museum and Reverend Tamara Wilson, chair of the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture, to highlight the contributions of iconic Black Marylanders to our state’s history and future.

“The Banneker-Douglass Museum is proud to partner with Governor Hogan to recognize Black History Month as an opportunity to highlight the great achievements of Black Marylanders in the fight for equality,” said Chanel Compton, executive director of the Banneker-Douglass Museum.  “From Benjamin Banneker to Frederick Douglass to Gloria Richardson, you see examples of Marylanders leading the charge to freedom.  Their stories should be an inspiration to us all.”

View the proclamation here.