HOWELL — Black Americans Month begins Wednesday, and even though Livingston County is more than 94 percent white, officials say it’s important to recognize and honor the contributions of black Americans.

“There are people who like the way things are. Not necessarily celebrating our history, but it feels like it’s history, it’s done,” said Livingston County Diversity Council Executive Director Nicole Matthews-Creech. “There are people who feel like this is our history, it’s our responsibility to address this and make sure we don’t repeat history, and you can only avoid repeating history if you acknowledge history.”

According to Matthews-Creech, the Livingston Diversity Council is partnering with Cleary University to host the second installment of the Black History Month series. The first program launched last year with some restrictions due to COVID-19. This year’s events are completely personal.

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