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DCEO commemorates Black History Month

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) today launched its annual Black History Month campaign, designed to honor and uplift the contributions of Black Illinoisans, business owners and leaders. As part of the month-long celebration, DCEO launched a webpage featuring events and resources, including resources to support Black-owned businesses, a social media toolkit, proclamation and more.

The 2024 theme, Knowing the Past Opens Doors for the Future, pays homage to Illinois’ rich Black history and celebrates the economic contributions of Black Illinoisans.



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