At the February 5, 2024, Village Board meeting, the month of February was proclaimed to be Black History Month in the Village of Deerfield. Individuals are encouraged to learn about the African American experience in Deerfield and the United States and to celebrate this month by recognizing the contributions that African American individuals have made to our society.
Local and national organizations have planned a number of events for all ages in celebration of Black History Month.
To suggest additional local events, e-mail Communications Coordinator David Fitzgerald-Sullivan.
Deerfield Public Library
In honor of Black History Month this February, the Deerfield Public Library has compiled a list of resources to celebrate the culture, contributions and triumphs of Black Americans.
The Lake County Forest Preserve’s Dunn Museum has a virtual exhibit "Our Voice is Black History" that is a collaboration between the Dunn Museum and the College of Lake County's Black Student Union. It offers a unique look at a representation of the African American voice of Lake County. The exhibition examines and explores multigenerational stories and experiences through graphic design, poetry, writing, art, and video interviews that portray the voice of the African Americans' past and reality, which becomes Our Voice.
National Museum of African-American Heritage and Culture at the Smithsonian Institution
Activities for all ages are available from the National Museum of African-American Heritage and Culture. Online exhibitions are also available.
More resources can be found at https://blackhistorymonth.gov.