Lancaster, SC – The City of Lancaster celebrates Black History Month by recognizing influential Lancaster locals every week in February. Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Beginning February 1, the following individuals will be highlighted on their designated weeks:

Week 1: Polly Jackson

Week 2: Dr. Douglas Rucker

Week 3: Dr. James Boykin

Week 4: Jessie Shannon

Week 5: Marjorie McMurray

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