February is Black History Month—a time to reflect on the rich and proud history of African-Americans. In honor of this month, Congressman José E. Serrano and State Senator José M. Serrano are holding a Black History Month Celebration of President Obama’s work and legacy. The celebration will take place on Monday, February 27th, from 10am-1pm. If you want to attend, RSVP by calling 718-620-0084.
The celebration reminds us of how important it is to remember the great contributions of black Americans throughout this nation’s history, and the contributions that are continuing to be made. There are lots of ways to celebrate as the month comes to a close.
A great way to start is by visiting africanamericanhistorymonth.gov, which has a wealth of information, ranging from a documentary on the Freedom Riders to pictures of artifacts from Jackie Robinson’s career. You can also take part in events right here in NYC, including a Black History Month Tour in Roger Morris Park or a night of swing dance and big band music in Marcus Garvey Park. Click here for a list of events!
The history of black Americans should be remembered always—but February is a particularly good time to learn more.