Early in the 1970’s, The President of the United States Gerald Ford designated February as Black History month. It is designed to recognize history, experiences and accomplishments of black people. By reliving and remembering history, we create awareness of the struggles and challenges that African Americans overcame in this country. This proven perseverance will serve as inspiration for the diverse community and the rest of America.
Many young people are not aware of the sacrifices and struggles that those before them have made to be where we are today. We can’t take this accomplishment as an end point. We should use this opportunity to reach even greater and higher. It’s easy to take the rights we have for granted if we don’t remember the determination that earlier generations showed, all of us have the potential to forget them. As the world continues to diversify with groups of many different origins and cultures it is as important as ever to celebrate the histories that make up for our nation. It is important that we reflect and celebrate the monumental contributions and use them as a platform for future growth.
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Happy Black History Month!!