Black History Month display at City Hall features educational materials

Public welcome to view exhibits weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Image courtesy City of Sarasota
Image courtesy City of Sarasota

For the eighth consecutive year, educational materials are on display at City Hall — located at 1565 First St. in downtown Sarasota — commemorating Black History Month, the city has announced.

The display includes “photographs and newspaper articles charting African-American trailblazers in Sarasota and their achievements as athletes, elected officials, military personnel, teachers and others,” as well items on the history of racial integration in Sarasota County, a city news release says.

The exhibit is open to the public the entire month of February, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., the release notes

A related 30-second public service announcement (PSA), produced by the Office of the City Auditor and Clerk, may be viewed on the city’s website,, as well as on Access Sarasota (Comcast 19 and Verizon 32), the release notes. To view the PSA, click here.

City leaders are extending their thanks to Sarasota residents Dorothye Smith and Mary Edmunds for preparing the display again this year, the release adds.