Knowing the Past Opens the Door to the Future – The Importance of Black History Month
The past, the present, and the future are all connected.
Our nation’s Black History Month (February), is an attempt at letting our country hear, read and discover our mutual history, and our contributions that have made America the great nation it is today.
Black History Month presents an important opportunity, not only to commemorate the countless achievements of African-Americans and their role in shaping our history and culture, but also to reflect on where we are as a nation, and how we can continue to grow together. Black History Month is a time to learn from previous mistakes and aspire to a time when the only race that defines us is the human race.
The Bennett Foundation recognizes the importance of celebrating the impactful roles African-Americans have had throughout our nation’s history. We support all those who have overcome adversity and empowered others to foster change in their communities, no matter how small. Black History Month is a celebration – a time to acknowledge that greatness isn’t achieved in hours, days, or weeks. It takes confidence, years of perseverance, and support from one another. So, embrace your culture, celebrate your history, and be a positive influence on those who surround you!
(Photo from Roots of Fight)