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Union County Black History Month Kick-off Reception Rescheduled for February 15th

Union County – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders would like to advise residents that the Union County Black History Month Kick-off Reception has been rescheduled for Friday, February 15th at 1:00 p.m. at the Union County College Kellogg Building, 40 West Jersey St in Elizabeth. The postponement comes due to the inclement weather caused by Winter Storm Nemo.

The Kick-off Reception is set to include an exciting talk about Black History by Rev. H. William Rutherford Jr., past President of the New Jersey State Conference of the NAACP, as well as a summary of other Black History Month events taking place throughout the County, and the first presentation of the Chester Holmes Humanitarian Award.

The Award, created by the Freeholder Board in honor of the late, former Freeholder Chester Holmes, will be awarded to Ella S. Teal, of the Urban League of Union County.

For additional information on attending the Union County Black History Month Kick-off Reception, contact Mary Lynn Williams at 908-527-4106.

Detailed information on Black History Month Events happening throughout Union County will be available starting Friday, February 1, on the Union County Black History Month website,




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