Black History Month

Celebrating Black History MonthFebruary is Black History Month

In recognition of history and culture, Mayor Johnson has issued an official proclamation for the record regarding Black History Month. Started in 2022, this is part of an effort for continued recognition of heritage months in Libertyville. 

To read the Mayor's proclamation, click here.

Additional Resources

In support of the month, we encourage residents and visitors alike to engage in additional resources for education and celebration:

-Cook Memorial Public Library has curated a list of recommended books categorized by reader age. 

-The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) and its Office of Minority Economic Empowerment (OMEE) is hosting several events and resources for supporting Black businesses across Illinois.

-The National Educators Association features a list of educational tools for grades K through 12.

-The National Museum of African American History and Culture is hosting numerous free remote events for kids and adults.

-The National Parks Service has created a day-by-day calendar for exploration of Black history and achievement.

-The Library of Congress hosts a national resource website cataloguing events and resources for the month.

-The White House has issued a national proclamation recognizing Black History Month.