Black History Month

Greetings! We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all who joined us for the Montgomery County 2021 Black History Month celebration. With the establishment of our first weekly virtual panel format, we have appreciated the opportunity to extend our reach, while welcoming back so many. The Black History Month Committee feels blessed to have this program, as it is our responsibility to tell our story. The multi-faceted rich history of African American families did not start with slavery but is rooted in Africa and the Indigenous Peoples of America. The purpose of the celebration is to provide a window into learning, sharing, and maintaining our history, for without the footsteps of those who laid the pathways, we would not have come this far. We cannot document meaningful history without including all history with integrity. When we truly know better, we do better and impactful education is the key. Thanks again!

Please enjoy watching our programs via our YouTube channel (links below).

BHM Flyer 2021

2021 Committee Members

NameOffice/OrganizationNumber of Years on the Committee
Nia CoaxumHHS Office of Drug & Alcohol3
Shanita FieldsHHS Office of Community Information & Education< 1
Lora GonzalezHHS5
Anya GoodmanHHS Office of Public Health4
Hakim JonesMontgomery County Intermediate Unit9
Ashley KodetMontgomery County Orphan's Court2
Juanita RobinsonMontgomery County Office of Children & Youth< 1
Jason SalusMontgomery County Treasurer2
Sonya SandersMontgomery County Sheriff's Office3
Tammy TarloskiHHS Office of Community Information & Education
Lynne WillisHHS Office of Community Connections16

Bonus Material

Listen to a local student from Norristown Area School District - Brianna Arroyo's rendition of Lift Every Voice and Sing.