February marks the start of Black History Month; a federally recognized celebration of the contributions African Americans have made to this country and a time to reflect on the continued struggle for racial justice.
Coretta Scott King, the wife of famed civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, worked to continue her husband’s legacy in the movement for racial equality. She carried the message of nonviolence and equality to all corners of the globe, saying, “Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.”
The profound work Dr. and Mrs. King made to further the rights of African Americans is celebrated during Black History Month along with many other contributions to our nation made by men and women of African descent. Is your property observing Black History Month? Send a photo and brief caption to The Scruff so we can share.
Here are additional resources for commemorating and celebrating Black History Month: