|February is Black History Month.
For the past 45 years, Black History Month has served as a time to recognize and honor the achievements and contributions of Black Americans in our nation's history. It is a time to highlight and celebrate their many and varied roles in our country’s history.
They are stories which too often get left out or forgotten.
This year, the ongoing pandemic cancelled many annual events and exhibits celebrating Black History Month. However, you can still celebrate and reflect right from your home by:
While we should take time this month to remember all of the activists, politicians, athletes, inventors, business leaders, and performers who have left such a valuable legacy, this past year has also been a reminder that there is still work to do when it comes to combatting the racial injustice and inequalities that continue to befall Black Americans.
During this month of reflection, let us renew our commitment to ensuring that our society actively advances racial equality and justice, both today and in the future.