Items tagged: black history month

City Recognizes Black History Month

City Recognizes Black History Month with Atrium Display Black history month is celebrated in February nation-wide. Staff from the Office of Equity, Community, and Human Rights (ECHO) put together a display, in the atrium of the City Building, highlighting historical and great African Americans. The ECHO staff invites the public to stop by the City […]


Community Relations Manager Attends Kickoff for Fairness and Equality Campaign

Community Relations Manager Rachel Joy attended the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) kick off celebration for the Fairness and Equality Campaign.¬† The kick off event was held Thursday, February 1 at the Illinois State Library in partnership with the Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum, as an opportunity to commemorate Black History […]


City Building Display Celebrates Black History Month

Black History Month is celebrated across the nation every February, and the City’s Community Relations Office has put together a display in the City Building’s atrium to highlight some of the many historical achievements of prominent¬†African Americans. Members of the public are encouraged to stop by and check out the display.¬† The City Building is […]


Black History Month Display in Champaign City Building

In honor of Black History Month, the display case in the City Building atrium (102 N Neil Street, Champaign) has a local perspective this year. The faces featured in the display belong to local families who all have deep roots in Champaign. Many have memories of the days when Champaign was a segregated community and […]