Richmond Hill Mayor Russ Carpenter presented Bryan County NAACP President Johnnie Quiller with a copy of the city’s proclamation Tuesday that February is Black History Month in Richmond Hill.
That proclamation said in part, “Whereas, the observance of Black History Month calls our attention to the continued need to battle racism and build a society that lives up to its democratic ideals ...” and “the city of Richmond Hill continues to work toward becoming an inclusive community in which all citizens — past, present, and future — are respected and recognized for their contributions and potential contributions to our community, the state, the country, and the world; and Whereas, the city of Richmond Hill is proud to honor the history and contributions of African Americans in our community, throughout our state, and nation. NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mayor Russ Carpenter, do hereby proclaim February 2022 as Black History Month in the City of Richmond Hill and urge all citizens to celebrate our diverse heritage and culture, and continue our efforts to create a world that is more just, peaceful and prosperous for all.”
The theme of this year’s Black History Month is “Black Health and Wellness.”
Look for more coverage on Black History Month in upcoming issues of the Bryan County News.