“Black History Month allows us the opportunity to reflect on the collective strength that diversity continues to have throughout the United States and in the progress, we have made as a nation,” said Rep. Espaillat (NY-13). “Each year during the month of February, we celebrate Black History Month and reflect on the countless contributions that African Americans and individuals of African descent have made to our nation throughout its history.
“Black History Month encourages each of us to recognize African American history and its impact to society today in areas such as arts and entertainment, education and technology, business and policy, our nation’s Armed Forces, and in our local communities.
“As we celebrate Black History, I am proud to recognize my own African roots and lineage as an Afro-Latino and to reflect on our diversity as a nation, our history and culture, and our work to ensure a better and more equitable society today and for generations in the future.”
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