Ald. Milele Coggs
Press Release

City of Milwaukee Black History Month to Conclude with Festivities Scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 27


By - Feb 20th, 2024 02:21 pm

The City of Milwaukee will conclude its 29 Days of Black History effort with a public celebration hosted Tuesday, February 27 at 12 p.m. in the first-floor rotunda at City Hall (200 E. Wells St.). In addition to music and refreshments, the celebration will recognize and honor local icons for their outstanding contributions to Black history, as well as recognize a local Living Legend and Emerging Leader for their efforts within the community. The profiles, photos, and stories of these honorees are available on the official city website (

The 29 Days of Black History effort, now in its eighth year and led by Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II, Alderman Mark Chambers, Jr, Alderwoman Andrea M. Pratt, Alderman Lamont Westmoreland, and Alderwoman Larresa Taylor, is a program designed to celebrate Milwaukee’s Black history and recognize its many exceptional contributors. The Council members highly encourage the public to partake in the campaign’s closing festivities on February 27.

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. While it is believed to be reliable, Urban Milwaukee does not guarantee its accuracy or completeness.

Leave a Reply

You must be an Urban Milwaukee member to leave a comment. Membership, which includes a host of perks, including an ad-free website, tickets to marquee events like Summerfest, the Wisconsin State Fair and the Florentine Opera, a better photo browser and access to members-only, behind-the-scenes tours, starts at $9/month. Learn more.

Join now and cancel anytime.

If you are an existing member, sign-in to leave a comment.

Have questions? Need to report an error? Contact Us