February marks Black History Month, a tradition that got its start in the Jim Crow era and was officially recognized in 1976 as part of the nation's bicentennial celebrations. It aims to honor the contributions that African Americans have made and to recognize their sacrifices.
Three simple ways to celebrate Black History Month and honor the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy:
Make a Commitment to Stand up to Hate!
Dr. King’s life was dedicated to the rights and dignity of all people. His courageous stand against bigotry was an inspiration to all of us. As hate and intolerance rise once again, honor the civil rights leader by making your own stand to stop hate.
Learn something new (know then grow!)
“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education”. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Serve Your Community
Serving with the Matt Garcia Foundation is a perfect way to Honor Dr. King’s legacy!