Executive proclaims February to be Black History Month in King County

King County Executive Dow Constantine has proclaimed February 2022 to be Black History Month in King County. Established in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, Black History Month is celebrated every February in recognition of achievements by Black Americans and all people of African descent in the United States.

The 2022 Black History Month theme, “Black Health and Wellness,” selected by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, honors the legacy of not only Black scholars and practitioners in Western medicine, but birth workers, doulas, midwives, naturopaths, and herbalists, and the battle to end historical and ongoing health disparities affecting the Black community. This theme is reflective of King County’s June 2021 declaration that Racism is a Public Health Crisis.

Read the Executive’s full proclamation below.