“When we celebrate Black History, we consciously acknowledge the important roles and historical presence of African Americans in the fabric and tapestry of the United States. To know the African-American story, and for Black Culture to be represented in a proper context is necessary and it matters – a great deal. Story-telling and accurate representation restores value, honor, and diversity to the larger narrative of American history. So, when we honor and recognize Black History, we honor American History” – Council Member Darlene Mealy.

And Still we rise!