Celebrate Black History Month!

Be sure to stop by the City Building atrium to check out the City’s display highlighting trailblazing African Americans in our nation’s history. Black History Month stickers are located right next to the display and are available for employees and visitors to show their support. City staff are also invited to participate in the Black History Month Challenge for a chance to win a prize!

The First Question for the Black History Month Challenge is:
You’ve likely heard of Rosa Parks’ courageous stance against bus segregation, but did you know there was a young woman who, before Rosa Parks, refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger? Although the NAACP briefly considered using this young woman’s case to challenge the segregation laws, they decided against it because of her age. She also had become pregnant and they thought an unwed mother would attract too much negative attention in a public legal battle.

What was the name of this unsung hero of the civil rights movement?

Please submit your answer to the Office of Equity, Community, and Human Rights via email to: Ashley.Stickels@champaignil.gov for a chance to win a prize!  Good luck!

Did You Know?
Parkland College is also helping our community celebrate with a series of activities and educational opportunities throughout the month! Parkland College’s Schedule of Events can be found online here.