Black History Month 400 Years In The Making
The violence and destruction of property at the U.S. Capitol building incited by the President of the United States of America was a painful reminder of how far we have yet to travel for racial equality and justice. It had all the undertones and overtones of racism as numerous people carried and waved the Confederate flag throughout the halls of the Capitol building. The Capitol building, like many buildings in our nation’s capital, was built by slaves. The symbolism of slavery, injustice, inequality that was represented by those very actions speaks volumes. Our prayers go out to all those who lost their lives protecting and those who had their lives threatened while carrying out their constitutional duties. Our organization is founded on the principles of inclusion, diversity, and community. We will continue to deliver on these principles as our country seeks to heal.
-Black History Month Awareness Club, Inc.