Celebrate Black History Month

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We are currently in the midst of Black History Month, an annual observance each February. This year’s remembrance of the people and events of Black history feels particularly poignant, as this is the first one following the deaths of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, and the Black Lives Matter protests that followed in the summer of 2020 and beyond.

That movement remains strong, and in fact, a Black Lives Matter banner now hangs in front of Roosevelt Plaza at Northfield Center. The banner was dedicated by the Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI) last Saturday in front of a packed (and masked) crowd. We encourage residents who pass by it to take a moment and reflect about what that means, and the significance of it hanging in our township, with permission of town officials. Up until quite recently, official support of that banner may have been hard to come by. A lot has changed in the past year, yet there is so much work still left to be done. Gatherings may be limited, but this Black History Month, there are more events than ever before in Livingston to virtually commemorate the occasion.

 

 

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