MILWAUKEE – The County Board of Supervisors held its annual Black History Month celebration at its monthly meeting Thursday morning. The program included a libation from State Representative Supreme Moore Omokunde, a prayer by Supervisor Russell Antonio Goodwin, Sr. and remarks from Office on African American Affairs Executive Director Jeff Roman and Former Supervisor Elizabeth Coggs.
Supervisor Felesia A. Martin released the following statement in recognition of Black History Month:
“This morning we took a moment at our Milwaukee County Board meeting to acknowledge and honor February as Black History Month,” said Supervisor Martin. “This was a great opportunity to highlight and honor the resilient and inspirational Black Milwaukeeans who have worked tirelessly to make Milwaukee County a better and more just place to live.
“Our county has not been exempted from racial inequities. We unfortunately live with some of the worst racial disparities in the nation. It is because of this that it is crucial for us to listen to and highlight our Black community leaders who continue to do the work to help us ensure a fair and equitable Milwaukee County.”
Supervisor Martin represents the 7th Supervisory District on the Board of Supervisors. She serves as Chair of the Economic and Community Development Committee, Vice-Chair of the Health and Human Needs Committee, and also serves on the Parks, Energy & Environment Committee.