Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and for recognizing their central role in U.S. history, and Carter G. Woodson is widely recognized as its creator.  In recognition of National Black History Month, the 2021 Presidential Proclamation calls on "the American people to honor the history and achievements of Black Americans and to reflect on the centuries of struggle that have brought us to this time of reckoning, redemption, and hope." It acknowledges that "[w]e have never fully lived up to the founding principles of this Nation – that all people are created equal and have the right to be treated equally throughout their lives." The Proclamation reminds us that "it is long past time to confront deep racial inequities and the systemic racism that continue to plague our nation."  It asks Americans "to continue the good and necessary work to perfect our Union for every American." Touro Law Center is proud that lawyers have been and continue to be at the forefront of the struggle for racial justice.  To learn more about Black History Month, the contributions of Black lawyers and other Black Americans, see: 

A Proclamation on National Black History Month, 2021 

The ABA Celebrates Trail Blazers in the Legal Profession

The National Museum of African American History & Culture

The African American Museum of Nassau County

National Black Law Students Association

National Bar Association

Amistad Long Island Black Bar Association

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