Sr. Director of Treasury
The question of “What Black History Month Means to Me” is a topic I could go on and on about. There is a sense of pride I feel every day with being an African American but an even greater sense of pride in the month of February. February is the month when African Americans are celebrated for our outstanding known achievements contributed to the world, as well those achievements that are not as known or talked about. For me, Black History Month is a time to highlight both the learned and unlearned of what we have done to contribute to society. Our contributions range from Inventors to Educators, Activist, Civil Rights Pioneers, Entrepreneurs, Sports figures, and all that lies in between. For centuries we have been contributing to society in an effort to make our mark in this country. Having February recognized as Black History Month officially in 1976 was a great achievement for African Americans.
Black History month is a time to rejoice, celebrate and thank those before us for paving the way. For making us feel that there is nothing that is too great to achieve. We can’t reflect without thinking of the hardships and struggles but through those hardships and struggles African Americans continued to prevail and make our mark in history. Our forefathers believed in what we could do for ourselves and for others and were not afraid to fight for equality. They were dedicated to breaking barriers and showing others just how much we were alike and deserved equal treatment. Celebrating Black History month is a way for African Americans to never forgot what we have been through as well as all the work that is left to do. It serves as a time to reset, re-focus and think what can I do to contribute to Black History. It serves as a time to always remember that there is nothing that is too great to achieve no matter the color of our skin.
This is what Black History Month means to me.