Black History Month celebrated at State House

Gov. Charlie Baker led a celebration of black history Wednesday at the State House to commemorate Black History Month.

Baker was joined by other lawmakers in recognizing past and present black leaders from Massachusetts. A ceremony was also held to honor black educators and city councilors.

Speakers stressed the importance of recognizing black history all year and not just during February.

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