Black History Month recognizes and celebrates the many achievements of African Americans and their impact on our country’s history. In 1915, Carter G. Woodson traveled to Chicago to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Emancipation. He was inspired to do more to educate African Americans about their ancestors, beginning the spark which eventually became Black History Month. In February and throughout the year, we look to history to help us learn from the past and inspire the future.
Throughout the month of February, we’ll be sharing stories from colleagues about how they’re celebrating Black History Month and encourage you to share your ideas for how we all can learn more about those who helped shape our country’s history and are paving the way towards the future.
Stacee Adams, senior escrow officer of PGP Title, shared what Black History Month means to her…
I grew up in Dublin, in a little black community called “Lucy Depp.” The land I grew up on was once owned by a freed slave and has since been deemed historical. It was a known haven for slaves during the underground railroad.
When I was in school, it was predominately white. Fortunately, I did not encounter a lot of racism, but the times I did still resonate with me to this day. One incident still haunts me. My friend Joanne and I made fast friends the first day of kindergarten. We were like two peas in a pod! The first time I asked if she could go to Cedar Point with us I remember her mom stating, “what would it look like you going with that black family?” At nine or ten years old, you cannot comprehend what is going on. Now that I am older, it is all too clear. Point being, Joanne and I did not see color when we looked at each other – we just saw our best friend.
Racism is an ugly mark in our society here in America. I will never understand why people teach their children to hate others because of the color of their skin – it makes no sense! I am so proud to be the daughter of Fred and Alyce Adams. They never taught me to hate, only love and acceptance. It is my hope that by acknowledging this month, it teaches people that everyone has contributed to the building of this country and we all should take a moment to appreciate each other.
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