Today marks the start of Black History Month nationwide.

Black history is an integral part of the history of the United States


  • Today marks the start of Black History Month nationwide. Black history is an integral part of the history of the United States because African Americans have played an essential role in building and shaping our country. 
  • The City of Orlando usually celebrates Black History Month with a community event at City Hall. Due to the impacts of the pandemic, we are not able to host large-scale events, but thanks to the efforts of our Black History Month Committee, we are still finding ways to engage residents during the month. We’re hosting several virtual workshops, panels and celebrations focused on the theme, “The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity.” 
  • The story of African Americans is one of resilience, perseverance, achievement, and fighting for change. While celebrating Black History Month, it’s important to acknowledge that the struggle for equity continues nationally and here in Central Florida. 
  • As a community, we must use the month to recommit to continue the work to ensure that all residents in our city are treated equally, are equally protected, and have equitable access to opportunities to help them thrive. Together with your support, I know that we’ll keep working to make Orlando an inclusive, welcoming city for all.
  • I encourage you to join our workshops over the next month and be a part of these important discussions. Learn more and register at orlando.gov/bhm.
  • Sincerely
  • Buddy Dyer 
  • Mayor