Black History Month 2020
Black History Month is a time to recognize the extraordinary contributions of African Americans throughout our nation’s history. As we remember the past, we also honor the persistence, determination, and commitment of today’s Black leaders who champion justice and equality in their communities.
As we honor Black history in February, CLASP will feature blogs written by staff members and introduce several partners and community activists who are social, racial, and economic justice leaders. These individuals devote each day of their lives to righting the wrongs of the past and advancing a vision of economic security and racial justice.
By sharing their stories and reflecting on their current contributions, we celebrate and honor their accomplishments as a reminder of the words of historian Carter G. Woodson who created Black History Week in 1926:
“Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history.”
Carter G. Woodson (1875-1950)
2020 Blog Series
By Jonathan P. Jones, MS
By Darrel Thompson
By Asha Banerjee and Cameron Johnson
By LaTonya Tate
By Clelie Choute
By Parker Gilkesson
Isha Weerasinghe, Yesenia Jimenez, and Bruce Wilson
Fannie Lou Hamer and Shirley Chisholm: Civil Rights Leaders and Pioneers in the Fight Against Food Insecurity