GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — This February, News 8 is looking at how West Michigan is celebrating black history.

>>Watch the entire Black History Month special above<<

We’re sharing reports about local art and history exhibits diving into black identity and culture, civil rights landmarks, Grand Rapids’ first black mayor and Michigan’s first African American lieutenant governor, plus more.

You can see each individual Black History Month report here on woodtv.com.