Celebrating Black Excellence
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.— George Washington Carver, Inventor, Scientist, Botanist.
Only very recently have we begun, as a nation, to recognize the accomplishments, achievements, and contributions of ALL Americans in all our myriad shades, shapes, and persuasions. African Americans are part of a long, proud, profound, and difficult history of the building of the United States and have contributed to all parts of American society. While we take this month to recognize the significance of the African American experience, we also fully acknowledge that the participation, engagement, and partnership of African Americans in this history is a moment by moment endeavor of hearing the chorus of voices that built this country.