Tapestry Commission to pay tribute to Black History Month

Tapestry Black History moLANCASTER – The City of Lancaster will commemorate Black History Month with special presentations at the regular Lancaster Human Relations Tapestry Commission meeting this Wednesday evening.

The evening’s events will include a color guard ceremony, as well as a tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, the “Buffalo Soldiers” of the U.S. Army, and other prominent African-Americans who have made a difference in our nation.

“The City of Lancaster has a rich history of cultural diversity,” said Vice Mayor Marvin Crist in a city news release. “Lancaster is a fusion of many cultures, but most importantly, we are one community. We hope you will join with us in this celebration of Black History Month, and the many significant historical contributions made by African Americans throughout our nation.”

The Tapestry Commission meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, February 12, in the Lancaster City Council Chambers, located at 44933 Fern Avenue.

Youth groups throughout the Antelope Valley including the ROTC; Girl Scouts of America; Boy Scouts of America; the Antelope Valley Boys and Girls Club and Agents of Change have been invited to participate.