Photos: Black History Celebration

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  • The red, black and green Pan-African flag is raised in front of Amherst Town Hall, Tuesday, along with the United Nations flag, to begin the town’s celebration of Black History Month. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

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    Jacqueline Wallace, top center, and the Amherst Area Gospel Choir lead about 60 people in "Lift Every Voice and Sing" during Amherst's kickoff celebration of Black History Month at Town Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Amherst Councilor At-large Ellisha Walker takes her turn reading a portion of the council’s Black History Month proclamation to about 60 people attending the kickoff event on the steps of town Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

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    Jacqueline Wallace and the Amherst Area Gospel Choir lead about 60 people in singing "Lift Every Voice and Sing" during a celebration of Black History Month in front of Amherst Town Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • The red, black and green Pan-African flag is raised in front of Amherst Town Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, along with the United Nations flag, to begin the town's celebration of Black History Month. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • About 60 people gather at the steps of Amherst Town Hall to kick off the town's celebration of Black History Month on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

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    Toby Bobbit, foreground left, of Holyoke and Lydia Spiegel of Amherst join in the singing of "Lift Every Voice and Sing" during Amherst's kickoff celebration of Black History Month on the steps of Town Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • About 60 people gather at the steps of Amherst Town Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, to kick off the town's celebration of Black History Month. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

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Published: 2/3/2022 9:53:04 AM
Modified: 2/3/2022 9:51:35 AM

AMHERST – About 60 people gathered outside Town Hall on Tuesday to celebrate the start of Black History Month with singing, lead by the Amherst Area Gospel Choir, a proclamation read by the town councilors and the raising of the Pan-African flag.

Kevin Gutting can be reached at kgutting@gazettenet.com.
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