Wednesday, February 12, 2014

About Today: Empower Yourself through Black History Month

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"In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute," said Thurgood Marshall, the first African American on the U.S. Supreme Court. Black History Month compels us to see the world through African American eyes, and reminds us that all of our stories are part of a greater national epic that celebrates diversity. Join us in paying tribute to the origins of this heritage month, remember influential African American women and look back at affirmative action and other initiatives aimed at ending discrimination.

Why Heritage Months Are Important
Your origin influences who you are. And cultural heritage months encourage you to reconnect with your family history. Here are 5 heritage months that will enrich your identity.

Essential Black History Month Facts
Some Americans question the need for Black History Month. Others compel us to honor our diversity every month. These facts clarify the origin and purpose of the celebration.
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Key Black History Figures and Events
Black History Month honors many exceptional African Americans who championed the values of our country. Share this list of notable African American women with your family.
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On a Quest for Greater Equality
From civil rights to marriage equality and immigration reform, different generations of Americans have come together in a movement for greater equality. Read this summary of key events in affirmative action history.

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