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Tag: Diversity And Inclusivity

Celebrating Women’s History Month

Women have played a significant role in our culture, but these contributions have been brushed over, or are entirely missing from the history books. Women’s History Month was established to celebrate women’s contributions to world cultures, history, and society. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter was responsible for the first proclamation, declaring the week of March 8 as Women’s History Week. His message read: “From the...

Celebrating Black History Month

February has been officially designated as Black History Month by every U.S. President since 1976. Every year, during the month of February, we celebrate the achievements of African Americans and recognize the vital roles they have played in our country’s history. Black history month is also known as African American History Month. It grew out of Negro History Week, which was launched in 1926 by...

Celebrating Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King Day is a federal holiday, observed on the third Monday in January every year. The purpose of this holiday is to honor the accomplishments of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King’s birthday was approved as a federal holiday in 1983. By the year 2000, all 50 states had also made it a government holiday. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born...

Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

In 1990, President George H.W. Bush established November as Native American Heritage Month. The rich traditions, cultures, and histories of the Native people deserve to be understood, celebrated, and honored throughout the country. During this month, we should all focus on creating a more positive experience for Native peoples by gaining a deeper understanding of their cultures and ways of life. Rich and Diverse Cultures:...