Arlington Celebrates Black History Month
To celebrate Black History Month and the Arlington’s cultural diversity and spirit of inclusivity, the town is posting banners along 16 poles in the center and East Arlington depicting prominent figures in African American history with direct connection to Massachusetts.
From Arlington’s own Prince Hall, the founder of the first African American Masonic group in the United States, to the 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry at the center of one of the most famous episodes of The Civil War, each banner
will help educate and celebrate the state and local connections to history.
Created by graphic artist Joseph Joey James for the town of Arlington.