The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) joins the nation in observing and celebrating Black History Month that began on February 1 and ends on February 29. Black History Month is celebrated across the nation recognizing the achievements and accomplishments of African Americans.
On 1976, US President Gerald Ford formally recognized Black History Month. It is an annual tradition that has been honored by every President since. It is a month full of activities at schools and in communities nationwide that educate us and remind all us of the many contributions of African Americans and the long hard journey towards freedom, equality and social justice. This year Black History Month is observed amidst true challenges that continue to face African Americans and people of color. Racism and discrimination serve as a constant reminder of the importance of our continued struggle to realize the human rights of all Americans.
This month is a time when we are all reminded of the important contributions of African Americans and of their struggle for racial justice, civil rights, civil liberties and human rights. AHRC calls on its friends and supporters to actively participate in the several great events planned for this Black History Month in Michigan and across the nation.
“Black History Month is a celebration of life and hope. African American History is an opportunity to learn about and to recognize the many achievements of African Americans,” said Dr. Opada Alzohali, AHRC President.
“The struggle of African American has not only improved the lives of African Americans, it has made us a better and stronger people. In celebrating Black History Month we honor the many legacies of African Americans, our fellow citizens and our brothers and sisters in humanity,” said Imad Hamad, AHRC Executive Director.