Stronger Together: Unity in the Face of Adversity

Black History Month 2021

2020 has been a challenging year for us all. With the total disruption that the COVID-19 virus has caused and all the mayhem that our current racially charged political atmosphere is reeking, we believe that it is especially important to acknowledge, discuss, and celebrate the achievements and legacies of African-American/Black people in the U.S. We believe that the struggles of Black people in the U.S. represent ideals and values that extend to every human. The Black Lives Matter movement has had huge reverberations around the world in part because it symbolizes universal ideas of life and liberty. Black History Month has taken on even more significance in our fractured society. In the narratives of Black people, we see the story of the underdog, who against all odds, accomplishes the impossible, leaving their mark on the world. Such success stories capture our imaginations and inspires the soul. Black History Month celebrations show all of us that anything is possible, and more importantly, that we are in this together. It is only through unity that we can triumph in the face of adversity.