February proclaimed African-Canadian/Black History Month in Saskatchewan

February is a time to honour and recognize the legacy and accomplishments of Black Canadians across Canada, and Saskatchewan has officially designated this month to be African-Canadian / Black History Month in the province.

In a release, Carol Lafayette-Boyd, the executive director of the Saskatchewan African Canadian Heritage Museum (SACHM) says “it is important to acknowledge the contributions African-Canadians have made to our province, and to understand the vital role played in our history.”

The museum will be offering several events throughout the month, with more information and a list of events available on their Facebook page.

Museum executive director Carol Lafayette-Boyd, says they are optimistic that with the U.N. declaration of the International Decade for People of African Descent nearing a close in 2024, the “theme of recognition, justice and development is occurring and continues in Saskatchewan.”

The month’s celebrations begin with an event today (WED) at the Mackenzie Art Gallery in Regina, and will wrap up with an event on February 25th, at Government House.

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