The City of Trenton and Mayor Reed Gusciora honor Black History Month with a host of events and a gallery highlighting the contributions and history of African-American Trentonians. Residents are invited to visit the Trenton City Hall atrium to view the history exhibit for the entire month of February, which will display prominent leaders, artists, and more. “Our city’s history is inseparable from broader American history,” explains Mayor Gusciora. “I hope Trentonians help us celebrate the rich history of the Black experience in America.” The office of the Mayor and the Department of Recreation, Natural Resources, and Culture has sponsored the below series of events celebrating Black History Month:
- On Friday, February 17th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. help the community further support Trenton’s many Black-owned businesses as the City of Trenton hosts a market at Trenton City Hall.
- On February 18th, the Egun Omode Performing Arts Collective plays live music at the West Ward Recreation Center on 451 Prospect St.
- On February 25th, Virginia Farquharson discusses the journey from Africa to America and African culture, music, and art.