Celebrating Black History Month
Words from our President & CEO*
Dear Community Member,
February commemorates the month in which we reflect and celebrate Black History. It is with a sense of pride and deep conviction that we remain faithful in keeping alive the memories of a culture’s rich past, hopeful present and progressive future.
I welcome and encourage you to join me as we remember the efforts of Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the founder of Negro History Week. Dr. Woodson’s goal was to recognize and spotlight the accomplishments of African Americans. In 1926, Dr. Woodson proposed and launched the annual February observance of Negro History Week, which became Black History Month in 1976.
As Henry Louis Gates Jr. once said “The thing about black history is that the truth is so much more complex than anything you could makeup.” In order to better understand these complexities and celebrate Austin’s own unique black history, we are sponsoring KVUE News Black History Month. Through stories produced by celebrated news anchor Quita Culpepper, carefully curated content will reach audiences in Austin and beyond. Tune into KVUE News every Monday throughout February at 5:00 PM to follow the action.
Overall we are excited to celebrate Black History Month with you!
Onward and Upward,
President & CEO