Celebrating Black History Month

February 2, 2018

February is Black History Month. Since 1976, Black History Month recognizes the role of African Americans in U.S. history and celebrates their many achievements and contributions.

A message from our Black and Puerto Rican Caucus leaders, State Reps. Christopher Rosario (D-Bridgeport) and Branden McGee (D-Hartford/Windsor):

“As we take time this month to highlight stories and accomplishments from our African American heroes and heroines that have made significant contributions to addressing issues of racial injustice and inclusivity, we encourage each and every one of you to reflect on their accomplishments while realizing we still have a long way to go. We must all commit ourselves to positive change and not let adversity or discord overpower our determination for a fair and just society.”

I invite you to click on this CTNow link for a comprehensive list of events and celebrations related to Black History Month. This year’s theme is “African Americans in Times of War.”

Please take some time to celebrate Black History Month at an event near you.