PHOTO CREDIT: Popsugar.com courtesy of Kamala Harris
As we’re in the full swing of February, it’s time to celebrate Black History Month. President Ford was the first president to recognize Black History Month back in 1976. In his proclamation, he stated one of the goals of the month was to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”
This year, there is a movement to truly honor and recognize the work of black women, organized under the hashtag #WomenMakeBlackHistory. Senator Kamala Harris, California's first black senator and the second black woman to serve as a Senator in the history of the United States Senate, has written a fantastic open letter about the movement.
“Identify issues you're passionate about, whether that's fighting the impact of climate change or reforming education.
Seek out your own role models — a teacher, a coach, a family friend — who will encourage you.
Then, take a deep breath and take the plunge.”
~ Senator Kamala Harris via Popsugar.com
Be part of the movement by reading stories of incredible black women making history and also sharing your own!