HRC Honors Black History Month
February 1, 2012 by HRC staff
HRC celebrates Black History Month and the African-American leaders who’ve worked tirelessly to advocate for equality. We’re proud to count these strong voices as part of our community, from civil rights leader Julian Bond to Newark Mayor Cory Booker, both among the first to join the Americans for Marriage Equality campaign.
“The lessons learned from the civil rights movement teaches us to walk with our heads held high,” said HRC Associate Director of Diversity Donna Payne. “February is a time to reflect on the many African American leaders who have paved the way for equality.”
We salute and celebrate these and countless other African-American leaders – straight allies and LGBT people – each February as part of Black History Month. HRC is thankful each and every day that we can draw strength from the diversity of the LGBTcommunity and our allies. Some of HRC’s most important initiatives – such as the Historically Black Colleges and Universities program – demonstrate that African-American LGBT people and straight allies are critical to winning the fight for equality.
“We are honored to follow their footsteps and not give up on our fight for equality,” said Payne.