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City event marks start of Black History Month

3 Feb 2023


The raising of the Pan-African Flag at Tracy City Hall marked the start of Black History Month in town, and was a chance to recognize Tracy’s own history as African Americans have established themselves as civic and community leaders.

Mayor Nancy Young, the first African American mayor for the city of Tracy, was the host of Wednesday’s event after she got a unanimous vote from the Tracy City Council on Monday to raise the red, black and green Pan African Flag, created in 1920 to represent people of African heritage around the world, on one of City Hall’s flagpoles.

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