Congresswoman Barbara Lee Honors Black History Month
Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement in honor of Black History Month:
“Every year, we have the opportunity during Black History Month to celebrate the countless accomplishments of African Americans across the United States. The contributions that our great heroes and sheroes – giants like Dr. Martin Luther King, Maya Angelou, and Shirley Chisholm – made to the fight for civil rights and social justice cannot be overstated.
“But as we celebrate our progress, we must also take time to reflect on the systemic challenges our communities still face, and how much further we have to go. African Americans still experience disproportionate levels of poverty, incarceration, and inequality in education and economic opportunities. So as we begin this Black History Month, let us all continue to honor the legacy of those who sacrificed for freedom and justice and continue this fight until there is liberty and justice for all.”