The City of Huntington celebrates Black History Month every year with a downtown street banner program that honors black individuals who have made significant contributions to the Fairfield community, City of Huntington, or state/national level.
The banners, which are displayed on 3rd and 4th avenues in the central business district during the month of February (and perhaps longer depending on other city banner programs), are paid for by the City of Huntington and are overseen by the Black History Month Banner Committee, a volunteer-based group of Huntington residents. There are no associated costs for individuals who want to nominate a family member or friend.
Along with the banners, a website -- huntingtonblackhistory.com -- features a photo and bio of every person who has been honored through the program. Each banner features a QR code that guides you to the website.
Reserve your banner today!
The deadline for submissions is 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 16, 2023. There is a capacity for 90 banners. After the application period ends, the committee will review all of the applications and select the 90 most-deserving applicants.