Sterling Heights is designating February as Black History Month in the City of Sterling Heights.
Black History Month is a nationwide campaign celebrating achievements by African Americans and for recognizing the central role of African Americans throughout U.S. history. The City of Sterling Heights invites all residents and surrounding community to celebrate the many contributions of African Americans through community events.
The Halo on Hall Road in Sterling Heights will be lit yellow, red, green, and black on February 11 and 12 to honor the many important people and events in the history of the African diaspora.
The Sterling Heights Ethnic Community Committee will also attend the Macomb’s Celebration of Black Excellence on Saturday, Feb. 25, 6-11 p.m., a public event, to celebrate Black History in Macomb County.
The Ethnic Community Committee will also have a display at the Sterling Heights Public Library.
“The City of Sterling Heights values every resident and we are especially honored to recognize Black History Month on behalf of the thousands of Blacks and African Americans that call Sterling Heights home. A diverse population and inclusive spirit has enriched our City greatly,” stated Mayor Michael C. Taylor.