Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Celebrating Black History Month

Remembering our past is a key to taking today to a new level of humanitarianism!
In September of 2011 we unveiled Phase One of the largest bronze monument in the West…’Remember Them: Champions for Humanity’.  The Monument’s Artist Mario Chiodo selected 14 Humanitarians and 8 Local Humanitarian’s many of whom are celebrated during Black History Month including:

Ruby Bridges - “Each and every one of us is born with a clean heart…[we] know nothing about hate or racism.”

Maya Angelou – “Only equals make friends.”

Fredrick Douglas – “The soul that is within me no man can degrade.”

Rosa Parks – “I believe there is only one race—the human race.”

Ralph Abernathy – “Let us keep love in our hearts but fight until the walls of segregation crumble.”

Martin Luther King Jr. – “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

Coretta Scott King – “Hate is too great a burden to bear.  It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.”

And Joyce Taylor, ‘Mother’ Mary Ann Wright and Dr. Marcus Foster

As you celebrate take time to visit the Monument and reflect on the sacrifices and accomplishments of these 10 among many!  We are who we are today in many ways because of the life they lived!  Let us remember!  


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