‘The black community deserves a seat at the table,’ says Lt. Gov. Stratton at Black History event

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Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs hosted a celebration in honor of Black History Month Wednesday at the Illinois Capitol rotunda.

The event was an opportunity to reflect on the great achievements of African-Americans and honor active leaders in communities throughout Illinois.

Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton hopes to give a voice to people who, she says, historically, haven’t been given one. 

“Voices from communities all over our state, particularly the black community, which deserves a seat at the table where decisions are being made,” she said.

Stratton went on to say that even though many doors have been opened by trailblazers in the African-American community, society must continue to open doors to make it easier for future generations.

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