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Fredericksburg's Mayor Greenlaw and Vice Mayor Frye share news about Black History Month in the city.
The annual month-long celebration recognizes the central role of Blacks in U.S. history and the importance of their contributions and achievements to America’s culture. Here in Fredericksburg, everyone is invited to join in honoring the individuals and events in our own local Black history and our great nation.
In Fredericksburg, we are so pleased to announce the completion of the installation of two new notable wayside panels to our downtown historic markers, with a third being completed very soon. In August 2020 Fredericksburg City Council allocated funding and staff resources to advance our community’s efforts in better representing Fredericksburg’s full history to share a more inclusive lens to our story. These three new panels help to tell a more complete story of African American influence and experience in Fredericksburg’s history.
Even in this ongoing pandemic, there are many opportunities to celebrate Black History Month here locally, safely, from home online. We’ve provided information on our website to help guide you to the different events and articles, including a directory of Black-owned businesses in Fredericksburg, and more.
Share in our notable Black stories. Take a self-guided tour through downtown’s African American history. Support our local Black-owned businesses. And find events and ways to get involved online to especially celebrate and honor the importance of the contributions of our Black historical figures and community during Black History Month.