Honoring ‘The Great Migration,’ Pa. state agencies celebrate Black History Month

    The annual Inter-Agency Black History Month celebration in the Forum Auditorium, Harrisburg, Pa., 2/14/19 (Capital-Star photo by John L. Micek)

    Employees from across Pennsylvania’s executive branch and independent state agencies gathered Thursday for an annual celebration of Black History Month.

    The event, in the Forum Auditorium, behind the state Capitol, focused on the legacy of “The Great Migration,” the movement of rural southern blacks to the urban northeast, midwest and west between 1916 and 1970. Jeffrey Kirkland, a historian from York, offered the keynote address.

    Watch video of some of the 12 p.m. event below.


    John L. Micek
    John L. Micek is the Pennsylvania Capital-Star's Editor-in-Chief. He's been covering Pennsylvania politics for more than 20 years and most recently served as Opinion Editor at PennLive/The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa. Micek's commentary is syndicated to more than 800 newspapers nationwide by Cagle Syndicate. And he's a regular contributor to a host of broadcast outlets in Pennsylvania and abroad.


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