Black History Month

In celebration of Black History Month and this year’s theme of “Black Health and Wellness,” the Washington County Board of Commissioners issued a proclamation designating February 1-28 as Black History Month 2022.  At their business meeting on January 25, the proclamation was read into the record by Black healthcare and wellness professionals who serve in Washington County.

The proclamation recognizes the notable contributions that people of African descent have made to our country and celebrates the rich diversity of Black people in Washington County. The proclamation also acknowledges the devastating effects of systemic racism on Black health and wellness, as well as the dedicated efforts of members of the Black community who contribute to healing and wellbeing.

The City of Tualatin has a list of resources about Black History Month, including ways to celebrate Black History Month, recommended book reading lists, and a link to OPB’s documentary about Oregon’s Black pioneers.

The City of Hillsboro also lists resources on its website, including a Black History Month Virtual Festival.

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