As February has slipped by, we have just concluded the national celebration of
Black History Month. Even though the official celebration has concluded, I urge
you to continue your quest for knowledge in this area and learn about the many
sacrifices and contributions that were made by these courageous men and women
throughout this nation’s history. In doing so, I am also reminded about the
choices that also had to be made by many of these great historical icons. I’m
reminded that had it not been for the choices that they made at the time in
which they made them, the course of Black History as well as American History would be different.