Black History Month

Today marks the beginning Black History Month in America. 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. 
This day reminds us of commitment to anti-racist practice and inclusion. This year, as we receive the news that Black Lives Matter has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, I invite you to not only honor Black history, but to also think critically of what the present and future looks like for Black lives. We must recognize and fight the deep-rooted structural racism that exists in this country to achieve liberation and a more just world. 

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