During Black History Month in February And Every Month — The Contributions of Black Americans Must be Celebrated
During Black History Month in February, and every month, we celebrate the diversity of our country and our history, as well as the achievements and the strength of Black Americans in New York and across America.
Since its beginning in 1976, Black History Month has provided our country the opportunity to celebrate the many accomplishments of the African American community — as well as acknowledge how much further we have to go as we work to create a more just and equal United States.
This Black History Month, it was important to me to highlight some of the amazing legacies of legendary New Yorkers who have positively impacted our nation in one way or another.
Though the month of February has come to an end, we must continue to honor the significant work that these New Yorkers have done — and never stop celebrating the history that the African American’s throughout our country continue to make.