Woodbridge Township is honoring Black History Month with the first annual flag-raising ceremony in front of Town Hall in February and several other events all month long.   

The Human Rights Commission has an informative display in the lobby of Town Hall available for viewing any time between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The Woodbridge Public Library will host two Black History centered programs: “A. Philip Randolph, Walter Reuther and the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom” on Feb. 7 at 3:30 p.m. and “A Look at Black History Through Jazz” on Feb. 28 at 7 p.m.  Call 732-634-44550 ext. 7120 for more information.

The Barron Arts Center will host “An Evening with Langston Hughes” one of America’s most renowned Black Poets on Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. and will be sticking with the theme of writing, the Municipal Council, Human Rights Commission and the Woodbridge Township Board of Education partnered to judge the annual MLK Elementary School Essay Contest. The winner(s) of this event will be announced at the Acacia Center (95 Port Reading Ave.) on Feb. 13 at 6 p.m.

“Continuing our tradition of highlighting Township leaders and trailblazers in our community, we are calling on residents to nominate someone that inspires you by sending their photo and a short description of what makes them outstanding to: wbmayor@twp.woodbridge.nj.us. Their vignette will be featured on our social media pages.”

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