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Black History Month event brings lawmakers and constituents together

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Lawmakers celebrated Black History Month with their constituents at the Capitol on Thursday.

The Black Legislative Caucus partnered with the Wisconsin Restaurant Association to host a communal meal at the State Capitol.

State Senator LaTonya Johnson (D-Milwaukee) said the event sets a good example for children.

"For Mandela [Barnes] to be the first Lt. Governor, especially African-American, and to see him walk through those doors and take pictures with those kids and they're excited because he's not much older than they are, its a breath of fresh air."

It was the second annual communal meal at the Capitol for Black History Month.

The Black Legislative Caucus has held Black History events all month long at the Capitol. On Thursday, they also held a panel on health and mental health. Other events have focused on business, education, and criminal justice.

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