February is Black History Month

Today marks the beginning of the 45th Black History Month in American history. When Carter G. Woodson originally established what was then called Black History Week in 1926, the month of February was chosen because leaders Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass both shared birthdays in the month, two individuals who created historic change for African Americans.

We will offer a series of related posts, but first, we want to celebrate with the announcement of the recent

Nobel Peace Prize Nominations:

The Black Lives Matter movement for the way its call for systemic change has spread around the world

AND

U.S. voting rights activist and Democratic Party politician Stacey Abrams for her work to promote nonviolent change via the ballot box

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Contact us HERE to share the name of a Black Leader (present or historical) you consider a Hero(ine) and we will feature on a future Blog post.   

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