As we celebrate Black History Month, we reflect on the many sacrifices and great contributions African Americans have made to our country. Throughout our history, African Americans have courageously worn our Nation's uniform while defending peace and liberty around the globe.
African American patriots broke down racial barriers and inspired our Nation to make good on the promise of equal justice under the law. Educators transformed the academic world with the goal of ensuring that every child has access to a good education. And athletes and entertainers have brought pride and joy to generations of Americans.
Today, the accomplishments of African Americans in every aspect of our society continues to encourage people to reach as far as their vision and dreams may take them. Black History Month helps to reinforce America's highest ideals, our respect for diversity, community and freedom. By celebrating this month, we reaffirm our commitment to build a society where every person has the opportunity to achieve the promise of this great country.
The City of Worcester is pleased to announce and promote the following virtual programs and events in celebration of Black History Month (February 2021), many in collaboration with other cultural institutions throughout the City.
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In honor of Black History Month, the Worcester Senior Center, in collaboration with the Worcester Art Museum, presents a video of Photographs of William Bullard titled "Worcester Art Museum Classes: The Photographs of William Bullard." The video highlights the work of itinerant photographer William Bullard, who at the time of his death in 1918, left behind a trove of more than 5,400 glass negatives. Among those negatives are more than 230 portraits of African Americans and Native Americans, mostly from the Beaver Brook community in Worcester. The video is airing on Government Channel 192 throughout the month of February. Visit Video on Demand for a schedule of air times.
Acknowledgment and sharing of community events during February meetings.