Rep. Maloney Pays Tribute to Black History Month
Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) issued the following statement on Black History Month, which concludes this week:
“As Black History Month comes to an end, we reflect on and celebrate the profound cultural, economic, and political achievements made by African Americans. Our nation’s strength derives from its diversity, and this critical truth is exemplified in this year’s theme, ‘African Americans in Time of War.’
“In this theme, we recognize the disparate experiences of African-American soldiers during war, and acknowledge heroes like Tuskegee Airman Benjamin O. Davis Jr., the first black general of the U.S. Air Force; and Colonel Adele E. Hodges, the first woman, of any race, to command Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.
“As we celebrate these contributions, it is important to acknowledge the work that lies ahead to reach full equality for all Americans. Racism has no place in our country, or in any part of this world and we must work together to tear down prejudices and build bridges. It is only through embracing our nation’s diversity that we can truly be great.”