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Posted on: February 14, 2023

Bloomfield to Host Inaugural Black History Month Event

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – It's Black History Month and Bloomfield is celebrating with a Community Social on Friday, February 24th, from 6:30-8:30 PM at the Bloomfield Public Library Theater (90 Broad Street). The event is hosted by the Township's Juneteenth Advisory Committee and will include performances from local artists.

"I grew up in a town that had similar Black History Month programs hosted by various groups, and my mom always made sure I attended,” said Councilwoman Sarah Cruz, Member of the Juneteenth Advisory Committee. “I hope this event will bring Bloomfield residents together to learn more about each other and our collective history. It's going to be a very fun evening and I am so excited for people to see the museum!"

In 2020 Councilwoman Cruz began acknowledging Township residents for Black History Month and since then, nine people have been issued Proclamations for their contributions to Bloomfield's Black History, and had their story entered into the archives of the Bloomfield Historical Society. Past honorees have included Bloomfield College President Dr. Marcheta Evans, youth Poet Michaela Norman, Senator Ron Rice, Philanthropist Mac Hypolitte, the Boone Family, and the Bloomfield Township Juneteenth Advisory Committee.

This inaugural event will feature the opportunity for guests to tour the future home of the Bloomfield Black History display in the Historical Society Museum, located on the third floor of the children’s library. 

To attend the Black History Month Community Social, please RSVP to Eunice Cirne (973-680-4077) as space is limited.

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